Recently, when Lata Mangeshkar came to know of Pakistani singer Atif Aslam’s Chalte Chalte song, she wasn’t happy. After all, Atif’s contemporary version from the 1972 release Pakeezah for an upcoming film, Mitron, hasn’t gone down well with the legendary singer. Her iconic song from 1972’s cult classic, is a soft ‘mujra’ melody which was picturized on Meena Kumari. However, the new version by Atif Aslam for Bollywood is a real shocker.
Atif’s future in Bollywood became a distant dream when the issue of banning Pakistani artists arose in February. Luckily for him, acclaimed filmmaker Sudhir Mishra had high praises for the singer.
Recently, the Pakistani singer fell prey to trolls at Pakistan Independence function in New York (August) when he sang his Indian song Tera Hone Laga Hoon from the movie ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’.
Atif aslam the coolest , best live singer hands down had soo much fun at the nyc independence day parade pic.twitter.com/Z5ovpwzYyY
— 마르찬 (@Mariahluvurself) August 5, 2018
But his fans still stood by him as his popularity speaks louder than his trolls:
National Anthem of #Pakistan By #AtifAslam Now Our Media Is Shiting Around Bcz He sing Arijit Singh's (Tera Hony Laga Ho) On independence day parade in new york Correct Me If I'm wrong 😕
Love Pakistan 🇵🇰 😍
Respect #AtifAslam pic.twitter.com/pINM7TFEtk
— Ferzeen Ahmad (فرذین احمد) 🇵🇰 (@AhmadFerzeen) August 8, 2018
Now, Atif Aslam’s Chalte Chalte song has been given a contemporary twist which has displeased the legendary singer severely.
For those who have seen Atif Aslam’s Chalte Chalte song, it is not as delicate as the original.
The new composition is recreated by Tanishk Bagchi and crooned by Atif Aslam. It stars Jackky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra from the film Mitron.
As we know, the original was composed by the legendary Ghulam Mohammed.
Speaking to IANS news agency, the legendary singer, Lata, said she has ‘no intention of listening to the revised version’. She said:
“I don’t want to hear it. This trend of remixing old songs saddens me. Where is the creativity in simply lifting acknowledged, beloved classics and shuffling the notes around? I’ve even heard that the lyrics are changed in the remixes. By whose consent?”
Lata Mangeshkar further stated: “The original poets and composers wrote what they had to. Nobody has the right to tamper with the creativity of these great composers and lyricists.”
The rehashed version also failed to strike a chord with Babul Supriyo, who earlier supported him. He said: “As a singer myself, I will observe a 2-minute silence to mourn rather than offering a comment.”
Lata Mangeshkar was also recently miffed at Kiara Advani‘s masturbation scene in ‘Lust Stories’. In the scene, Kiara uses a vibrator to masturbate, while Lata’s song is playing in the background.
Karan Johar, the director of the scene, used the title track of his 2001 film, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, sung by Lata, as the background score.
Lata Mangeshkar‘s family then slammed the director for using her iconic song from K3G for an ‘orgasm’ scene. They said:
“Why did Karan Johar use Lata Didi’s immortal song in such an embarrassing situation? I still remember how ecstatic Karan was when Didi had recorded the song for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Why turn the dream song into a nightmare now?”
Meanwhile, Chalte Chalte from ‘Mitron’ released to a lukewarm response. Here’s the song:
This is the original song by Lata ji:
Directed by Nitin Kakkar, ‘Mitron’ stars Jackky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra. It releases on September 14, 2018