Sidharth Malhotra Reacts to Masakali 2.0 Outrage, Says ‘It is Completely Valid’
AR Rahman, Mohit Chauhan and Prasoon Joshi– the original creators of Masakali– had expressed their disappointment over the track’s recreated version. Now, Sidharth Malhotra has reacted to the outrage.
The recently released Masakali 2.0 featuring Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. From original composer AR Rahman and singer Mohit Chauhan to lyricist Prasoon Joshi, the artists associated with the original track have stated huge disappointment over the recreation by Tanishk Bagchi.
After severe backlash from fans of the original Masakali, Sidharth, who is self-quarantining in Mumbai, spoke to Rajeev Masand over a video call and addressed the disappointment over the recreated version.
When asked if he’s following the controversy surrounding the remix track, Sidharth said, “Of course we get marked (on tweets), we are part of this song. It happened vis a vis a movie, Marjaavan, as a promotional song at the time. It’s very easy for people to say–I mean everyone is to blame for it as a team–but I have done remakes in the past of different artistes. Whether it was a Kaala Chashma or Chull, they have all been recreations and they have all worked really well in the past. There is no conversation of whether I endorse it or not endorse it. Whether it is good or bad.”