The backlash for Masakali’s remix, titled, Masakali 2.0, has began a brand new debate within the music trade. The music was hated by many, even the creators of the unique like AR Rahman, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and singer Mohit Chauhan expressed their disappointment. Now lyricist Sameer Anjaan and Javed Akhtar imagine one of the simplest ways to struggle these recreations is to go to the courtroom.
Sameer Anjaan instructed PTI, he’s miffed with the pattern of recreations as the unique creators are by no means duly credited. Sameer is well-known for his songs in movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Raja Hindustani, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and extra. He stated that he spoke to veteran screenwriter-lyricist Javed Akhtar, who’s the chairman of Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS), concerning the difficulty.
“What’s happening is not right. We are totally against it and also planning to take this to court to fight this. Because we give rights to them (music labels) for a particular film only but they’re recreating, utilising the songs in different films and projects. I spoke to Javed Akhtar, as he is the chairman of IPRS, and we all are planning to go to court. That’s the only solution otherwise they won’t stop,” Sameer added.
Talking about his personal expertise, he stated, “They credited Shabbir Ahmed, who has written only two lines of the song in the beginning. Rest all is my original work. In future, how will the coming generation come to know who’s the original writer? The credits are done in a way, they’ll think it’s penned by someone else,”
Dilbar Dilbar initially written by Sameer, was recreated by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series for the John Abraham-starrer Batla House in 2019.
“Most of the writers who are part of the recreations openly take credit for the new work, on stage and even in award functions. How can they do this?” he added.
Sameer additionally revealed that the music label do not buy the rights from the unique creators nor seek the advice of them for any songs earlier than rehashing it. He referred to as it “absolutely unethical” and added, “we have to fight this.”