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Baba Sehgal raps Bollywood for recreating old songs, calls new remixes ‘sad and pathetic’

Rap star Baba Sehgal has slammed the trend of remaking old and popular songs in Bollywood, terming the Hindi film industry ‘Copywood’.

bollywood Updated: Jul 09, 2019 11:13 IST
Press Trust of India
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Baba Sehgal has criticised the trend of recreating old songs.

Rap star Baba Sehgal has criticised Bollywood for its trend of recreating and remixing old popular songs, calling the Hindi film industry Copywood. The recording artiste questioned the intent behind harking back to classic songs, adding the job done by the current crop of music composers was pathetic.

“It’s time Bollywood stop recreating/ remixing old classic film soundtracks. There’s no harm in creating a song but the quality, instrumentation and the output in doing so is sad and pathetic. Is it because there is no creativity left or is it because they want to encash on super popularity of the old song?” asked Sehgal in a statement on Twitter on Sunday.

Also read : Rekha Bhardwaj on recreated songs: ‘People take credit to introduce the younger generation to old songs, which is rubbish’

One of the most popular independent artistes of the 1990s, Sehgal is best known for songs such as Thanda Thanda Paani -- which sampled Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby, which in turn sampled Queen’s Under Pressure, Aaja Meri Gaadi Mein Baith Ja and Dil Dhadke.

He also urged the industry to mine out original talent. “Please tap the right talent as we have it in abundance here and stop destroying and ruining the original. It’s become more of Copywood than Bollywood,” Sehgal wrote.

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First Published: Jul 09, 2019 11:12 IST