The recreation of Delhi 6’s iconic track ‘Masakali’ has irked many, together with the makers of the unique track. Composer A.R. Rahman, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, and singer Mohit Chauhan have expressed that they’re upset with the brand new track that includes Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria. Its unique lyricist Prasoon Joshi additionally shared their sentiments.
In a latest interview, Prasoon expressed how shut the movie’s songs are to his coronary heart. Masakali, he feels, is especially made for the movie Delhi 6 and that it mustn’t have been meddled with.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Prasoon Joshi made his stance concerning the controversy very clear. “It’s very simple. Delhi 6 is one of those few albums where every song that I wrote was close to me. As an album, I have painstakingly written every song, even Arziyan from the film is very close to my heart. So was Rang De Basanti (2006),Taare Zameen Par (2007)— these are milestones, I would consider, and there is a certain sanctity to all these things,” he stated.
He shared the context during which the track originated. “First of all, Masakali is not a word, it was coined by me. There is no such word in the dictionary of language, Masakali means nothing! No word in English, Hindi or Urdu. To justify the use of this word, we finally had to name the pigeon in the film Masakali, it was so nice, all of us loved it and kept that,” he stated.
He added, “It was something made for this film, and it has a certain association, capsule of emotion. I remember, after I wrote the song, a girl who was fighting cancer, wrote to me, ‘These lines- Udiyo Na Dariyo has brought me out and given me strength’. I still have that letter with me. If such intricate associations are there, those have to be respected. I felt a little disappointed with it.”
He opines that some songs ought to stay untouched until it’s nicely thought out and recreated for a particular objective.
‘Masakali 2.0’ has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi, sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon, and produced by T-Series.