Original Creators disappointed Tanishq Bagchi’s Masakali 2.0

Bearing in mind the attitude and energy of Delhi 6’s Masakali, it is difficult to imagine anyone else singing it better than Mohit Chauhan. The way he filled every note with his rich and textured voice was really satisfying. It may not be as much his song as it is AR Rahman’s, but his vocals played a major part in making Masakali what it is today.

It is therefore understandable that there is a huge disappointment over its recreation by Tanishk Bagchi.

“I haven’t really seen the song. I just heard the snippet of it. I know that Rahman sir is very upset,” Chauhan told us.

Shortly after Bagchi’s recreated version titled Masakali 2.0 dropped online, Rahman tweeted a link of the original song and wrote, “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.”

Masakali’s lyricist Prasoon Joshi also expressed his displeasure and called for protecting “the sanctity of original music and poetry.”

Chauhan said that it’s unjustified to recreate an old song without even consulting its original creator.

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