MUMBAI: Singer Sachet Tandon, the voice behind the reprised version of the 2009 AR Rahman hit "Masakali", has reacted to all the criticism coming the new version's way saying he respects audience opinion.
"It's Tanishk Bagchi's song and I was approached by the creators to sing it. I was glad to be a part of the song and I am still happy that makers thought of me. But the final word decision always lies within the hands of the general public. it's completely up to them whether to love a specific song or not, so i truly respect their opinion," said Sachet, about his version, titled "Masakali 2.0".
"Also, I do not think that any creator would intentionally attempt to distort an original song. Speaking of 'Masakali 2.0', I was not its creator. I just sang it and tried to give my best," said Sachet.
The original "Masakali" was composed by Rahman, written by Prasoon Joshi, and sung by Mohit Chauhan for Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 2009 film "Delhi-6". it was picturised on the film's lead pair, Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor. Although the film fared below expectation, the song has gone on to achieve cult status.
Shortly after the launch of "Masakali 2.0", both Rahman and Joshi expressed disappointment on social media and were joined by an enormous number of fans who agreed with them.
When asked Sachet about his views on the continued trend of recreations, he said: "In today's time, everything is being liked by the audience. Some remakes have done amazingly well, some originals became hits. A proper balance should be maintained."
Sachet, who gave Indian cinema a blockbuster love anthem, "Bekhayali" together with Parampara Thakur last year for the film "Kabir Singh", has now come up with the melodious track "Bewafai", which has garnered over 20 million views on YouTube.
"It's a gorgeous song (and I )loved giving voice to 'Bewafai'," Sachet said, sharing that he never gives heed to "likes" and "number of views".
"For me likes and the number of views does no matter. What matters the foremost is that the love of the audience. the best feeling is to listen to compliments about your song. Jab log baat karte hain song ke baare me tab zyada acha lagta hai," Sachet concluded.