MUMBAI: Standard lyricist Sameer Anjaan is miffed with the pattern of recreations as the unique writers and composers are by no means duly credited within the new variations, an act, he mentioned, which may solely be corrected by combating it out within the courtroom.
Sameer, who has been within the showbiz for over three a long time, penning for movies like “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Raja Hindustani”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, mentioned he spoke to veteran screenwriter-lyricist Javed Akhtar, who’s the chairman of Indian Performing Proper Society (IPRS).
“What’s taking place is just not proper. We’re completely towards it and likewise planning to take this to courtroom to battle this. As a result of we give rights to them (music labels) for a specific movie solely however they’re recreating, utilising the songs in numerous movies and tasks. I spoke to Javed Akhtar, as he’s the chairman of IPRS, and all of us are planning to go to courtroom. That is the one resolution in any other case they will not cease,” Sameer instructed PTI.
The lyricist was on the receiving finish of the pattern when his chartbuster “Dilbar Dilbar” was recreated by Bhushan Kumar-led T-Sequence for the John Abraham-starrer “Satyamev Jayate” (2018). Sameer mentioned when he noticed the credit score plate of the track in an advertorial, he was gutted.
“They credited Shabbir Ahmed, who has written solely two strains of the start. Relaxation all is my unique work. In future, how will the approaching technology come to know who’s the unique author? The credit are accomplished in a means, they will suppose it is penned by another person,” he mentioned.
“Many of the writers who’re a part of the recreations overtly take credit score for the brand new work, on stage and even in award features. How can they do that?” he requested.
Just lately, T-series launched the remix of the favored track “Masakali”, which featured in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s “Delhi 6”, from composer Tanishq Bagchi and singers Tulsi Kumar and Sachet Tandon .
The recreated observe did not go down nicely with followers and the unique artistic workforce behind the track with composer AR Rahman, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and singer Mohit Chauhan expressing their disappointment.
Sameer mentioned it is “completely unethical” that the music label does not even purchase the rights from the unique creators of a specific track earlier than rehashing it. “They’re (labels) additionally not giving a single rupee to them. That is completely unethical. It is our ethical proper and so they cannot take it away,” he mentioned.
“If you wish to recreate and the unique author continues to be alive, why do not you method them and ask them to write down no matter additional you need? “As a result of they know we cannot be prepared to provide rights for this. The brand new writers haven’t any morality, they want cash to outlive so that they take up the work. We have now to battle this,” he added.
For the lyricist, one other concern with recreations is that they by no means retain the essence of the unique. “Even Javed sahab’s track ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ was recreated by any person and the writing credit score was given to another person. The worst half is, the one that’s writing, they do not know what are the unique author’s ideas. They write something with out connecting with the thought and that is unhappy,” he added.