Staying indoors and social distancing have become the new way of life. So we whipped up a playlist of Bollywood songs that seem extra relatable at the moment.
Ever since the release of Masakali 2.0, featuring Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria, the badly remixed and reshot version of a beautiful composition by AR Rahman, has been at the receiving end of scathing criticism. The remixed version, produced by T-Series, has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi and sung by Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon. Original collaborators of the song, AR Rahman, singer Mohit Chauhan and lyricist Prasoon Joshi have expressed their displeasure over the song being recreated for commercial purposes.While Rahman tweeted about the hours of passionate work put into making the original piece, Joshi accused the makers of tampering with the soul of the song. Even Siddhart Malhotra agreed that the criticism of Masakali 2.0 was ‘completely valid.’Even government agencies could not resist trolling the new remixed version. While the Jaipur Police even created a meme out of it, threatening violators of the lockdown of being quarantined with Masakali 2.0 playing on a loop, Delhi Metro revealed its bias towards the original as they had featured in it.Despite the plethora of talent that the Bollywood industry has, many composers, often at the insistence of producers for commercial reasons, fall back on the age-old remix formula. Most of the remakes have been sleazy, cringe-worthy ones, which are poor imitations of the original songs. We take a look at some songs which should never have been remade.
A wink picturised on a Mapilla song from Kerala made a hitherto unknown girl from Thrissur, Priya Prakash Varrier, an overnight sensation. Priya even had a fatwa issued against her, while an FIR was filed against the song, which is sung by Muslims from North Kerala, for hurting Muslim sentiments.
Is there any introduction necessary? I’m sure no one is even reading his right now. There’s not much to say, really. She’s one of the most gorgeous women in Bollywood right now. According to me, doing a stellar job during her crossover. And of late, we know she’s also kickass at handling shady interviewers. Sunny Leone has been at the heart of controversy ever since she made her crossover into Bollywood from the porn industry in the US. Something that still seems to follow her wherever she goes for some reason here in India. If she’s reading this, though, don’t worry, Karenjit, we still love you. Respect! And for the rest of you who actually bothered reading this, here’s a list of the Bollywood songs Sunny Leone has done in which she looks simply drool-worthy. If you haven’t already… You’re gone, aren’t you. Sigh. Enjoy!