T-series recently released a smashing hit song, Masakali 2, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria. The song is a reprised version of AR Rahman’s hit from the film Delhi-6.
The song went viral within hours of its release, but it hasn’t sit well with the original team – AR Rahman, filmmaker Rakeysh Mehra and Prasoon Joshi.
AR Rahman took to his social media and wrote a post, where he expressed his displeasure with the new version of the song. He captioned it, “Enjoy the original #Masakali @RakeyshOmMehra @prasoonjoshi_ @_MohitChauhan”
The note read, “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.” - Lots of love and prayers A.R. Rahman”
Filmmaker Rakeysh Mehra also shared the same sentiments, he tweeted, “#Masakali #Delhi6 Created with love & passion an iconic song that has to be preserved. Beware of the re- mix it will damage your eardrums”
And finally lyricist Prasoon Joshi also slammed the house of T-series for using the song insensitively. He tweeted, “All songs written for #Delhi6 including #Masakali close to heart, sad to see when original creation of @arrahman @prasoonjoshi_ &singer @_MohitChauhan insensitively utilised. Upto the conscience of @Tseries. Hopefully the fans will stand for originality. @RakeyshOmMehra”
The music video features Tara and Sidharth as a romantic couple who get drenched in rain and break into a luxurious hotel room. The two go on to enjoy themselves while grooving to the foot-tapping music until they are finally caught by the original occupants of the room. The remix number has been sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon, with music by Tanishk Bagchi.