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Prasoon Joshi Slams The 2: 0 Version Of Masakali

 Filmmaker Rakeysh  Omprakash Mehra, music composer A  R Rahman and poet-lyricist Prasoon Joshi created the wonder-song Masakali  in 2008  for  the film  Delhi 6.

Now  another  version  of the song turns the creation into a desceration. The music video featuring Siddharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria shows the love-birds intruding into a luxurious  hotel room booked for some other guest.Which is a very apt act of trespassing  in a song that celebrates vandalism.

Speaking angrily about the  unforgivable  inappropriation  Prasoon Joshi  says,  “ Masakali is not just the word I created but the entire song is special for many reasons .Though all the songs I have written are special for me but a few  are milestones in their own right. Delhi 6 , the entire album I humbly say is truly iconic.”

Explaining the  creative genesis  of the word Masakali  Joshi says,  “Masakali is a word which I coined. It has no meaning and it’s not part of any language. I tried to intricately infuse meaning in it through imagery which painstakingly and masterfully AR Rehman composed and singer Mohit added many more dimensions to. Director  Rakeysh Mehra,cinematographer Binod Pradhan and of course Sonam K Ahuja  who made  the song  come to life visually on  screen.”

  Emotionally and  spiritually attached  to   the  song Prasoon says, “I remember soon after the  Masakali  song came out young a girl  wrote to me that  she was fighting a life threatening  illness and in her journey to recovery the song Masakali and specially my words Udiyo Na Dariyo from the song were her strength constantly.Things created  from  the  heart and with  painstaking craft reach out and make a genuine difference . So when they are simply re-cycled  with sole commercial purpose it is indeed sad .”

Prasoon  Joshi brings forward  the  whole debate  of  copyright infringement. “There  is a larger point here and that is, who will protect the sanctity of original music and poetry? Is there any accountability to the music lovers here , or whoever feels like can tamper with the soul  of a song?A song or poem has a unique narrative and we need to protect  the minutes threads of this intricate fabric.”


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