04102022-LSTC-01.qxd 10/3/2022 11:03 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Digital debut Urmila Matondkar is all set to make a grand comeback with her digital debut in a thriller titled Tiwari, being directed by Saurabh Varma. TMS CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2022 Mona K Moment of pride Alia Bhatt wins Time100 award in Singapore Alia Bhatt was awarded the Time100 award in Singapore on October 2. She was looking stunning in a dusty shimmery cape gown as she accepted the award. The soon tobe-mom delivered an impressive acceptance speech. Alia said, “I am immensely proud to be here tonight as the representative of my country — a country that has built both me and my career. India is a country that, at its core, values diversity above anything else.” She added, “And lastly when it comes to making an impact, I hope that I can continue to do so in whatever way possible, but for now, tonight, this award has genuinely made an impact on me…Me and my little one, who has relentlessly kicked me through this speech.” Alia also thanked her family members. “Thank you all for patiently listening to me. Also thank you to my team, for constantly being there for me, my family; my mom (Soni Razdan) for bringing me on to this planet; my father (Mahesh Bhatt); my sister Shaheen Bhatt, who has helped put my talks into words; my husband Ranbir Kapoor. I need to give them separate awards for putting up with me on a daily basis.” — TMS AALA Chashma, Chalti Hai Kya 9 Se 12, Laila Main Laila, Tamma Tamma Again, Sauda Khara Khara — remixes have always been a timetested trick. While some versions have been embraced, of late remixes have under fire for doing more disservice than otherwise! Neha Kakkar’s O Sajna being the latest to earn ire of musiclovers. Falguni Pathak, singer of the original song, Maine Payal Hai Chankayi, has been vehement in her criticism. So, is it fair to bring about a remix of an already popular number? Navraj Hans, who has given many hit remixes, including Mundian (Tu Bach Ke) in Baaghi 2, Gud Naal in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Rail Gaddi in Tutak Tutak Tutiya and Chhote Chhote Peg in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety says remixes have always been a constant. “Every hit song is invariably remixed and recreated to keep pace with the times. The remixes today were hits 20-25 years back when the current generation wasn’t even born. Why shouldn’t they get to enjoy the number in the format they like?” As for Neha-Falguni controversy he says, “Neha Kakkar has been through a lot of struggle; from singing at jagrans as a child to the position where she is today. Every artiste should be respected; trolling isn’t right.” Song of discord? With Neha Kakkar’s song O Sajna coming under fire, the issue of whether remixes are warranted is back. Experts share their take NEHA KAKKAR (LEFT) c m y b CONTROVERSIAL REMIXES ■ Socha Hai Song/Keh Doon Tumhe remix — Baadshaho ■ Kate Nahi Kat Te — Force 2 ■ Maahi Ve — Wajah Tum Ho ■ Ek Do Teen — Baaghi 2 ■ Coka 2.0 — Liger ■ Masakali 2.0 — Single COKA 2 FROM LIGER ■ O Sajna — Single Credit must be given Singer Sukhwinder Singh does not comment on the Neha-Falguni row, but says, “If I am offered to sing a remix, I would want the original music director’s name to be credited first and then the one who remixed it.” The Chaiyan Chaiyan hitmaker adds, “If you dig deeper, there are many layers to it. Many songs popular today have originated from folks songs, who do you give the credit in that case?” It falls on the music companies’ shoulders to protect the rights of the original team, believes singer Bannet Dosanjh. “As long as the vibe of the original score remains right, I don’t see why there should be a problem.” Music director Atul Sharma adds, “As long as the original composer is credited it’s all right, but that is seldom so. IPRS — The Indian Performing Right Society Limited — protects artistes’ rights, but it’s for musicians to be aware of their rights.” Well, the recent hullaballoo around O Sajna and stiff resistance to Coka 2.0, one can only hope that remixes will now be recreated with due diligence! Randeep to direct The shooting for upcoming movie SwatantryaVeer Savarkar based on freedom fighter VD Savarkar has begun and the film will see actor Randeep Hooda making his directorial debut. Conceptualised by Sandeep Singh, and written by Utkarsh Naithani and Randeep Hooda, SwatantryaVeer Savarkar is produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Legend Studios, The film has been produced by Anand Pandit, Sandeep Singh and Sam Khan, and co-produced by Roopa Pandit and Zafar Mehdi. — IANS
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