To pick old, popular tracks and give it a fresh twist is a practice more and more filmmakers are adopting. In other words, they 'recreate' tracks and these are often used as special numbers. While some seem to enjoy the old tunes in new packages, some almost believe it is a creative defacement to make. The latest cult to be remade is Mungda sung by Usha Mangeshkar featuring Helen from Inkaar. It was performed by Sonakshi Sinha for Ajay Devgn's upcoming release Total Dhamaal.
However, the veteran singer, as well as her elder sister the legendary Lata Mangeshkar, are not pleased at all. "Our songs were created after a great deal of thought and they were done with sensitivity and care. To rip them off in this arbitrary manner is not correct," said Usha ji, in a conversation with Deccan Chronicle. "We are not asked if we approve or not. No one seeks our consent before using our songs. Is that right?," added Lata Mangeshkar.
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Rajesh Roshan, who had composed the original song, is reportedly not happy with the recreation either. But director Indra Kumar pays no heeds to backlash. “We don't have to take their consent. When Neend Churayi Meri
was remade (for Golmaal Again; the original belonged to Kumar's Ishq), no one came to me for approval. The rights belong to the music label, and they have the right to do what they want to," he told Mid-Day.