AR Rahman's composition 'Masakali' from the 2009 film Delhi-6 was well-received by fans and critics alike. The song has now seen a new version that stars Tara Sutaria and Sidharth Malhotra.
He posted a link of the original song and wrote, "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."
Here is Rahman's tweet
" A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) April 8, 2020
"A team of a director, a composer and a lyricist supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew," Rahman added.
The lyrics of the original song were penned by Prasoon Joshi. He tweeted to express his dissatisfaction over 'Masakali 2.0'.
Here is Joshi's tweet
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
" Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) April 8, 2020
The Delhi-6 song, featuring Mohit Chauhan's vocals, was originally picturised on Sonam Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan.
'Masakali 2.0', released via T-Series, has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi with vocals by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon. The song has clocked in over 14 million views since its release on Wednesday.