AR Rahman takes a dig at Masakali 2.0, asks everyone to enjoy the original


When Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria’s recreated song Masakali 2.0 released on Wednesday, it became a topic of dicussion. Now, Oscar-winning music composer and singer AR Rahman reacted to the new version of his 2009 song Masakali and took a dig at it saying he didn't use any short cuts to create the song.

AR Rahman refrained from commenting on the remix version but took to Twitter to talk about the original. He shared a note and captioned it, “Enjoy the original #Masakali.” 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.”

The recreated version has been sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon, with music by Tanishk Bagchi. Masakali 2.0 features Sidharth and Tara as a lovestruck couple.

It was criticised by a large section of music lovers and initiated a meme fest on Twitter.

Watch original Masakali here:

The original song was from 2009 film Delhi-6 which featured Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor. It was composed by Rahman, penned by Prasoon Joshi and sung by Mohit Chauhan.

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