This trend of remixing old songs saddens me: Lata Mangeshkar on Atif Aslam's 'Chalte Chalte' version

The new version of the song is composed by Tanishk Bagchi and sung by Pakistan singer Atif Aslam. The song will be in the upcoming release of Jackky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra starrer 'Mitron'

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Lata Mangeshkar’s song "Chalte Chalte" from the classic Bollywood movie, Pakeezah, has been revived in the upcoming film, Mitron, starring Jackky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra. This new version of the song has upset many Bollywood singers including the legendary Lata ji.

Talking about the Atif’s version, she quoted IANS, "I don't want to hear it. This trend of remixing old songs saddens me. Where the creativity in simply lifting is acknowledged, beloved classics and shuffling the notes around? I've even heard that the lyrics are changed in the remixes. By whose consent? 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", 

Adding further to this, singer Babul Supriyo said, "Today, even the poetic' term 'artistic liberty' is at the verge of extinction. With due respect (and disrespect) to Atif Aslam, as a singer myself, I will observe a 2-minute silence to mourn rather than offering a comment."

Singer Alka Yagnik also commented on the same and said, "Why don't they make a new song and make it a super hit if they can, instead of picking up an already super hit song, distorting it, and releasing it again and then saying, 'See, 'it's become so popular'! Chalo humaare gaanon ke saath ye zulm kartey hain but their audacity is increasing by the day. Now they have started doing this to Lata Didi's song as well."

The new version of the song is composed by Tanishk Bagchi and sung by Pakistan singer Atif Aslam. The song is a shocker as it wrenches out of context and leaves with a spill-over version of the original melody.

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