Anu Malik miffed with rehash of 'Neend Churayi Meri' in Golmaal Again; nephew Amaal responds
The Anu Malik song Neend Churayi Meri from the 1997 hit comedy Ishq, which has been rehashed into Maine Tujhko Dekha by his nephew Amaal Malik for the Rohit Shetty film Golmaal Again has caused trouble in the Malik family.
It has been reported by Bombay Times that the renowned composer Anu Malik is miffed because his nephew did not inform him about using his tune, and for not being credited as the original composer. He said, "If you want to give a twist to a song, I have no problem, but don't forget to mention the original composer's name."
Amaal Malik has also presented his side of the story, saying “We didn’t need to take his permission, actually. We had taken the rights of the original song Sending All My Love by Linear on which the Neend Churayi Meri tune is based. However, I’d have liked to take my uncle’s permission. That seemed like the right thing to do. We even wanted him to sing the remix. It would have been nice nostalgic touch. But he wouldn’t entertain my calls. So I gave up,” as reported by DNA.
Anu Malik who has been often criticised for plagiarising his tunes throughout his career, feels he should have been shown some courtesy and atleast informed of the matter.
“I wish Amaal all the best, but it will always be an Anu Malik tune. It is fine to recreate, but don't forget to credit the original composers. You should pick up the call and tell the original composer, 'this is what I am going to do.' But if you don't have the courtesy to do that, at least, give credit. Thankfully, people know who the composer is, so it is a great feeling."
Amaal Malik was roped in for a rejig of the song, and feels the song is a tribute to his uncle and that he has only retained the hook line and added new verses. In an earlier interview he had also mentioned how he does not enjoy rehashing old numbers, as is the trend nowadays.
The new song is sung by Neeraj Pandey and Sukriti Kakkar, and penned by Kumaar and Rahat Indori.