Entertainment giant T-Series on Wednesday released its version of a popular AR Rahman song, and has people fuming online. Masakali 2.0, is a modified version of Rahman’s “Masakali” from the film Delhi 6 and has been receiving brickbats on social media since its release.
The video of the new version stars Marjaavaan actors Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria and the song has been performed by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon, with music by Tanishk Bagchi. The makers of the video have said that it was shot entirely indoors.
The original song that was sung by Mohit Chauhan and had lyrics by Prasoon Joshi, was a hit. And fans said they found nothing to like about the new song.
Here’s the new song:
The video had over 2 million views in less an 6 hours since it was uploaded and #Masakali2 dominated Twitter trends. People criticised the singers, the composer and the company using memes and asking them to “stop ruining” all their favourite songs.
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*A good Bollywood Song Exists*
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Audience: why do you keep making horrible remake of amazing bollywood songs.
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Speaking about his experience of working on the song, Sidharth Malhotra said, “Masakali is an indoor song, which has more relevance today because all of us are staying in and staying safe, given the current situation. That time, we unintentionally made a song on the same situation where two people are trying to stay indoors and had fun. That was the feeling on the set.”
As the trolling of the new song continued on social media, it’s original creator AR Rahman too reacted to it sharing the original Masakali song with fans. “No short cuts, properly commissioned, sleepless nights, writes and re-writes. Over 200 musicians, 365 days of creative brainstorming with the aim to produce music that can last generations. A team of a director, a composer and a lyricist supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew,” he wrote on Twitter.
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