There’s nothing wrong in reusing a classic and tweaking it a bit: Manj

  • Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2016 17:50 IST
Punjabi singer Manj is all for Bollywood reusing independent classics in films. (Instagram/ManjMusik)

Although many musicians are not in favour of reusing independent classics in Bollywood films, Punjabi composer-singer Manj aka Manjeet Ral thinks it’s a healthy trend.
His song, Saadi Gali with former music group RDB was rehashed to Maari Gali in the film Tanu Weds Manu Returns, sung by NS Chauhan and Dilbag Singh, and Manj had no issues with it.

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with reusing a recent classic and just tweaking it a little. Personally I think it’s a healthy trend and I am in favour of it,” he says.

Recently, Amar Arshi’s song song Kaala Chashma has been reashed for Katrina Kaif-Sidharth Malhotra’s film.

The composer, who has worked with actors Amy Jackson and Sunny Leone on his independent singles, feels that Bollywood is one of the big reasons why independent music is becoming popular again.

Read: Fame never got to Punjabi singer Manjeet Ral

“Independent music is growing and Bollywood is the reason that industry is becoming popular again. If anything, it’s a compliment for the musicians that producers want to use their songs in their movies because they feel the numbers will make their films popular,” he says.

“If its becoming a trend it’s a great thing and I don’t think anyone can complain or say it’s a bit regressive. I am quite an optimistic guy and don’t go looking for ‘cons’ of a particular trend. I think we should embrace it and it is all part of healthy competition,” he adds.

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