Atif Aslam’s rendition of the old classic “Chalte Chalte” for the upcoming Bollywood film Mitron did not get the kind of appreciation from Lata Mageshkar, who originally sung the song for the iconic film Pakeeza, which the singer might have been hoping for. Tanishk Bagchi was behind the music and lyrics for this cover version. The music for the original song was given by Ghulam Mohammed and the lyrics were written by Kaifi Azmi.
Pink Villa reported that when Lata Mangeshkar was asked to comment on this rendition, she remarked,
“I don’t want to hear it. This trend of remixing old songs saddens me. Where is the creativity in simply lifting acknowledged, beloved classics and shuffling the notes around? I’ve even heard that the lyrics are changed in the remixes. By whose consent?”
She also said,
“The original poets and composers wrote what they had to. Nobody has the right to tamper with the creativity of these great composers and lyricists.”
We are wondering if Atif Aslam will reply to this criticism!