Director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and lyricist Prasoon Joshi have now expressed their support for composer A.R. Rahman after the miffed musician expressed his disdain for T-series' latest song Masakali 2. To the unversed, Masakali 2 is the remix version of the song Masakali which was originally composed by Rahman, sung by Mohit Chauhan, penned by Joshi and featured in Rakesh's 2009 directorial Delhi-6.
Musician Tanishq Baghchi recreated the famous number as a single video, which has been facing the wrath of Indian netizens, to the point where even the non-controversial Rahman took to his social media pages to respond.
This was met with support from the Delhi-6 team as well as most of his fans online.
Composition is butchered.... creative work is very close to artist at emotional level and attachment.. it’s human for him to get angry— naagrik (@just_a_naagrik) April 9, 2020
No offense to #SiTara— 🍁🦋𝕻𝖗𝖆𝖙𝖎𝖛𝖆🦋🍁 (@Prativa_MM) April 9, 2020
But #Masakali2 is a blunder.
Two most irritating songs of 2020 are Masakali 2.0 and Gendaphool(personally I hate that rap)
Also I am sad that some musicians are hell bent to ruin the originality & essence of old songs disrespecting its creators.
Just heard #Masakali2. Really proud of boys and girls who are exemplary of the epitome of hard work as it took a couple of hours to screw a wonderful creation which once took AR Rehman months to compose. You need some legit shit inside to kill a beautiful song.— Atish sharma (@atishsharma990) April 9, 2020
Can we please mass dislike #Masakali2 just so it feels good seeing more dislikes than likes and also makes them realize that no matter how big a music label is, they shouldn't disappoint the audience.— Shruti (@ChidiyaChirps) April 9, 2020