“Can’t you people let original things stay original?”
Fans have been left angry after ‘Pasoori’ was remade for a Bollywood film.
The original track was sung by Ali Sethi and Shae Gill on season 14 of Coke Studio.
The remake has been performed by Arijit Singh and Tulsi Kumar for SatyaPrem Ki Katha, which stars Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani.
When ‘Pasoori Nu’ was released, fans were angry, taking to social media to express their disappointment towards Arijit Singh for singing the already popular song.
Many slammed Bollywood for remaking songs instead of creating new ones.
One said: “1.5 billion people in India still can’t produce a single song on their own. Idiots.”
Another wrote: “NO! Pasoori being ruined by Arijit Singh.”
A third commented: “The funniest thing about the ‘Pasoori’ remake is that I don’t think Bollywood even knows what the song means.
One comment read: “It’s not some sexy seduction song. Most of it is a raging lament.
“It’s cursing your inconsiderate paramour that may their love life not work out either if they dump you.”
One fan said that the original song was “totally ruined” for them.
A comment read: “No doubt Arijit Singh is an amazing singer. But you need to stop messing with good songs.”
A user wrote: “Can’t you people let original things stay original?”
Listen to the Remake
Some people came to Bollywood’s defence and told critics that they were being far too unfair on the new release.
Enjoying the remake, one person said: “Loved this version of Pasoori.”
Another said: “Arijit sir’s version of Pasoori, the best gift for every music fan.”
Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui voiced his opinion on Twitter. He said:
“Pasoori is a song loved all over the world.
“I hope Bollywood won’t slaughter this masterpiece as it does to others in the garb of remaking. #savepasoori.”
There has been much speculation about the legality of the song.
Ali Sethi owns all rights to the song, as opposed to Coke Studio.
However, Ali has not yet commented on the situation, and co-singer Shae Gill revealed she was unaware of the Bollywood remake.
In the past, Bollywood has been accused of copying popular Pakistani songs.
One of the most recent incidents was Abrar ul Haq’s ‘Nach Punjaban‘, which was remixed for Jugjugg Jeeyo.
Abrar ul Haq also released a statement in which he said he had not sold the rights to his song and that he would be taking legal action.
This was a decision that was applauded by his followers.
He later received credit for the song.
The question arises that despite there being so much talent in Bollywood, why is there a constant recreation of Pakistani songs, including the new releases that are already taking the charts by storm?