Popular songs from old films as well as relatively new flicks have been a bone of contention for many music composers, especially since the remakes usually results in crappy music and completely ruins the original.
Music composers Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani are mighty scared of the same as they have given some chart-topping tracks previously.
Now, the two are trying their best to ‘save’ their popular song Dus Bahane from the film 2005 Dus so that it does not come out as another shoddy remix and for that they were willing to rehash their own song. The new remixed song will feature in Tiger Shroff’s and Shraddha Kapoor’s upcoming film Baaghi 3. Speaking to a leading daily, Vishal said that they are in in talks with Ahmed Khan, producer Sajid Nadiadwala and music honcho Bhushan Kumar to contain the damage. He said, “We’re doing whatever we can to save our song. It had already been shot to some chop-shop version, before we found out and objected. We insisted on creative approval, remuneration and primary and sole credit for our composition. Thankfully, everyone concerned had recognised and understood our right to protect our work (and) our refusal to allow it to be released with anyone else’s name on it.”
He further said, “Ahmed Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala have been supportive. Bhushan Kumar too had a long chat and promised to never reuse our music without our involvement.
Since this had already been shot to a version we didn’t particularly care for, we are now trying to fix it so that a song that we all love, and one that has stood the passage of 16 years, isn’t reduced to merely another shoddy ‘remix’.” Vishal and Shekhar told the daily that they are not looking at remuneration, credits and creative license but want to protect their music legacy.
Talking about who will render the new song, Vishal said, “We haven’t decided about that yet. We may keep the original vocals, because Shekhar and I are great friends with (original singers) KK and Shaan.
We started together, and were part of this path-breaking track. But, since the tempo and verse have changed, we may need to replace the vocals too. Will decide in a day or two.” Apparently, the song featuring Tiger and Shraddha was shot last December itself. The daily reported a source, “It was filmed across Serbia, Georgia, the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan, and Mumbai. Ahmed re-imagined it as a stylized number that was shot against white backgrounds across the locales. He roped in couturier Aki Narula to design bright-coloured outfits for the leads.”