Anu Malik has been a part of the Bollywood for a long time and no matter how much he may be criticised for his singing abilities or his ‘plagiarised’ music, we cannot deny the fact that Anu Malik has given Bollywood some catchy tunes and has been a part of his fair share of controversies.
It is no secret that Anu Malik does not shy away from talking unfiltered on shows or in real life. We still remember his brutally honest comments on the ‘Indian Idol’ auditions to the aspirants. As it turns out, Anu Malik hasn’t changed one bit and did not even spare his nephew from his anger.
It all started when Amaal Mallik was approached for a recreation of the song “Neend Churayi Meri” for ‘Golmaal 4’, originally composed by Anu Malik for ‘Ishq’. Apparently, Anu Malik wasn’t asked for permission to use the song in the film and he is pretty miffed about it.
As reported by Bombay Times, Anu Malik talked about not being given credit for the song and said,
“If you want to give a twist to a song, I have no problem, but don’t forget to mention the original composer’s name.”
He further expressed his disappointment and added,
“I wish Amaal all the best, but it will always be an Anu Malik tune. The younger generation, which has never heard that song, will think this is the original composer. It is fine to recreate, but don’t forget to credit the original composers.You should pick up the call and tell the original composer, ‘this is what I am going to do.’ But if you don’t have the courtesy to do that, at least, give credit. Thankfully, people know who the composer is, so it is a great feeling”
However, Anu Malik’s nephew Amaal Mallik who has rehashed the song has responded to his uncle’s allegations against him not asking for permission.
As reported by DNA, he provided a justification with regards to the song. He said,
“We didn’t need to take his permission, actually. We took the rights from them. We had taken the rights of the original song (Sending All My Love by Linear) on which the Neend Churayi Tune is based. However, I’d have liked to take my uncle’s permission. That seemed like the right thing to do. We even wanted him to sing the remix. It would have been nice nostalgic touch. But he wouldn’t entertain my calls. So I gave up.”
Looks like all is not well between Chacha-Bhatija at this point, considering what Amaal has said about his whole controversy regarding the song. While not everybody accepted the rehash with open arms, we hope the controversy is laid to rest soon.