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Atif Aslam faces backlash over reprising “Chalte Chalte” from Pakeezah

After ruining many iconic numbers, Bollywood has now roped in Pakistani singer to croon Pakeezah’s classic track “Chalte Chalte” and seems like it hasn’t worked this time as well.

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The original track features vocals by the legendary Lata Mangeshkar, and the lyrics of the song were penned by Kaifi Azmi.

While remakes of old classics are taking the Bollywood industry by storm, the rendition of Chalte Chalte by Atif Aslam for Mitron doesn’t seem to have gone down well with its original singer.

The new version of the song by Pakistan singer Atif Aslam for a Bollywood film titled “Mitron”, is a shocker.

For those who revere Lata Mangeshkars “Chalte chalte yuhi koi mil gaya tha”, the mellow ‘mujra’ melody composed by the great Ghulam Mohammed for the mythic Meena Kumaris swan song in “Pakeezah”.

It takes the delicate notes of the original tune, wrenches them out of context and leaves us with a spill-over version of the original which no one can identify as the memorabilia from “Pakeezah”, except those responsible for this duplication. And the composition is credited to Tanishk Bagchi.

Mangeshkar said she does not want to hear the remixed version. “This trend of remixing old songs saddens me,” she told IANS. “Where is the creativity in simply lifting acknowledged, beloved classics and shuffling the notes around?”

Mitron is the official remake of “Pelli Choopulu” that had Vijay Deverakonda and Ritu Varma in lead roles.

In the trailer, we see Jackky as a lazy good for nothing Gujarati boy whose father believes he will improve in life only after he gets married.They take him to meet a girl for marriage. Enter Kritika, who simply lights up when she is on it. The actress always had fab screen presence and she is going to rock Bollywood too.

Watch Mitron trailer here: