Masakali 2.0: Delhi Metro confesses it's biased towards AR Rahman's original; Jaipur Police takes dig at new version

A remix of AR Rahman's original track from Delhi 6, dubbed as 'Masakali 2.0,' has upset the music lovers in the country as well as the original creators.

Press Trust of India April 11, 2020 11:01:19 IST
Masakali 2.0: Delhi Metro confesses it's biased towards AR Rahman's original; Jaipur Police takes dig at new version

New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Jaipur Police have waded into the 'Masakali' debate and clearly their loyalties are with A R Rahman's peppy original from Delhi 6.

Masakali 20 Delhi Metro confesses its biased towards AR Rahmans original Jaipur Police takes dig at new version

Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria in a still from 'Masakali 2.0'. Image from YouTube

A remix of the song, dubbed as 'Masakali 2.0' has upset the music lovers in the country as well as the original creators.

The new song was released on Wednesday by Bhushan Kumar's T-series. The new version comes from composer Tanishq Bagchi and singers Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon.

The song, penned by lyricist Prasoon Joshi, featured actor Sonam Kapoor grooving to the music during a metro ride and at one point exiting from the Rajiv Chowk metro station.

Referring to the memorable moment from the Rakyesh Omprakash-directed film, DMRC’s official Twitter handle said nothing can recreate the magic of the original song.

Sonam retweeted it with a heart sign, prompting another reply from DMRC. "Thank you Sonam Kapoor. Once everything is back to normal, we would love to take you on a trip to Delhi 6 again," the tweet read. While DMRC’s tweet was a sweet ode to the original, Jaipur Police said they will use the latest remix to punish those who would be caught “unnecessarily roaming outside” in the city during the nationwide lockdown.

Music composer Rahman, Mehra, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and singer Mohit Chauhan have also expressed their disappointment with the recreated version.

Also read on Firstpost: AR Rahman's measured response to Masakali 2.0 acknowledges an era where original music and remixes must coexist

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