‘Mungda’ is converted into a circus: Rajesh Roshan blasts Total Dhamaal makers
‘Mungda’ is converted into a circus: Rajesh Roshan blasts Total Dhamaal makers – Roshan says the Mungda remix has caused a certain amount of embarrassment with the Mangeshkar family.
The well-known music composer Rajesh Roshan’s most popular song Mungda from the 1978 film Inkaar has found a new avatar in Indra Kumar’s Total Dhamaal. And, Rajesh Roshan is not amused.
But, wait! Didn’t Rajesh Roshan give his blessings to the new version of Mungda? At least, that’s what the team of Total Dhamaal claims.
Sighs Roshan, “What can one do if they reach out to me asking for blessings? These are youngsters who have worked with me in the past. Should I have told them they don’t have my blessings? The proper thing to do would have been to first ask my consent before remixing Mungda.”
The composer who shone brilliantly in the 1970s and 80s, says there is little he can do to stop such vandalism.
“The law is against us music composers. We have no legal control over our compositions. Music companies are selling our songs to producers at throwaway prices. We are helpless. Earlier my Yaarana chartbuster Sara Zamana Haseeno Ka Deewana was also re-mixed without asking me. What can I do? Except quietly smile about it.”
He goes on to say “Nowadays producers bring in 4-5 composers, one for each track. How can we have a multitude of composers to do one soundtrack? Where is the homogeneity? ”
Roshan says the Mungda remix has caused a certain amount of embarrassment with the Mangeshkar family. “I am very close to the whole family including Ushaji who has sung Mungda. Lataji has sung some of my finest songs. We used to have huge arguments while recording. Evergreen songs are not made overnight. You can’t pluck a song out of its context and use it anyhow. How can I be happy when my songs are converted into a circus?”