Singer atif Aslam tried to recreate the magic of song 'Chalte Chalte' in upcoming film 'Mitron'. The original track features the vocals of Legend Lata Mangeshkar and the lyrics of the song were given by Kaifi Azmi. In the new version, both the music and the additional lyrics have been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi.
The original track was about the pains and the longings and Lata ji's voice had shaped these emotions perfectly. While the recreated version by Atif Aslam has a romantic spin. The song features movie's lead actors Jackky Bhagnani & Kritika Kamra.
However, Lata Mangeshkar is not ahppy with this recreated version and has said that she will not hear it. She is quoted as, "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?"
Singer and BJP MP Babul Supriyo said, “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. Today, even the poetic term ‘artistic liberty’ is at the verge of extinction. With due respect (and disrespect) to Atif Aslam, as a singer myself, I will observe a 2 minute silence to mourn rather than offering a comment.”
It's a trend now to remake old songs. Recently we witnessed hit song 'Dilbar Dilbar' recreated for film 'Satyamev Jayate' that featured Nora Fatehi.
Singer Alka Yagnik who originally sang the song said, “Why don’t they make a new song and make it a superhit if they can, instead of picking up an already superhit song, distorting it, and releasing it again... and then saying, ‘See, it’s become so popular’! Chalo humaare gaanon ke saath ye zulm kartey hain (They do this with our songs)... but their audacity is increasing by the day. Now they’ve started doing this to Lata Didi’s song as well.”