Anu Malik, the Bollywood music composer who also judges the popular singing reality show “Indian Idol” is not happy nowadays and the person who has made him upset is his own nephew Amaal Mallik.
As per Bombay Times, Amaal did a remix of the song “Neend Churayi Meri” from movie “Ishq” (1997) for “Golmaal Again” but he didn’t take Anu’s permission to use the song which Anu claimed to have been created by him.
Anu told Bombay Times,
“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. I wish Amaal all the best, but it will always be an Anu Malik tune. The younger generation, which has never heard that song, will think this is the original composer. It is fine to recreate, but don’t forget to credit the original composers.”
He further expressed his frustration,
“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.”
However, Amaal has a totally different story to share which also proves that Anu Malik was not the original creator of the tune.
Amaal told DNA,
“We didn’t need to take his permission, actually. We took the rights from them. We had taken the rights of the original song (Sending All My Love by Linear) on which the Neend Churayi 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.”
Well if you want to listen to the original song, here it is:
Here’s the song from where Anu Malik lifted the tune:
Sending All My Love was released by Linear in 1990 while Ishq got released in 1997. Why is there so many hue and cries when you yourself are a copycat?
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