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Manna Dey's unhappy with remixes

music Updated: Mar 20, 2008 19:10 IST

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Remixes can be good if done properly otherwise they end up as being 'nonsense', says veteran Bollywood singer Manna Dey.



"If remixes are done properly, they are good. Otherwise, they are just nonsense," he said during the launch of a DVD featuring original video songs of his.



"It is a new and different experience for me. Thanks to technology, such things are possible today. Sitting at home, my listeners can listen to old melodies," he said after unveiling the first copy of Shemaroo Entertainment's

Ultimate Unremix

here.



Humming some lines from his famous

Laga chunari mein daag, chupaon kaise

, he said, "The song, directed by late friend Roshan, is one of my most prized ones. It is one of the rare songs made for films. The song is a must at all my performances both in India and abroad."



"A difficult, classical melody, I put my heart and soul into the song. I have been singing for the past 60 years and whatever I have sung, I have sung with sincerity," the nonagenarian singer said.



Responding to a query on the song that required quite a bit of effort from him, Dey said "It is the song from

Kabuliwala

--

Ae mere pyare watan, ae mere ujale chaman, tujh pe dil qurban

.



"I had to sing this song from one corner of my throat, to convey the beautiful sentiments expressed in it," he said.

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