AR Rahman takes a dig on his songs and compositions being copied, urges people to rise above ‘jealousy and hate’

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Published by Sagarika Patil on 27 Jul 2021

India’s most celebrated musician AR Rahman has taken his talent to a global level. He is hailed by many music lovers across the world. The Academy award recipient had recently collaborated with singer Ananya Birla for Hindustani Way, for the Indian Olympic Squad. Recently he opened up about his music being copied. He also urged people to not waste time on greed, hate and jealousy. From many tracks and compositions of Rahman being copied, was the very recent Masakali 2.0 which the artist originally produced for the 2009 film Delhi 6.

In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, the two Grammy Awards winners talked about his songs and compositions been copied and reproduced without his knowledge. Stating his views on this matter he expressed that in a different era, people would copy a sound or beat and think they could get away with it and further mentioned that he thought of the people copying him as ‘flattery’.

While opening up on this subject, he said that earlier he didn’t run behind people copying his songs since there were others to take care of that and his only aim was to refine himself and go ahead without any unnecessary negative things coming on his way, be it greed or anything. He said one can always go make another tune, make another progression, make another rhythm or story and that this is his life mantra.

Earlier, taking a dig on his original Masakali song refined by Tanishk Bagchi’s as Masakali 2.0, he took to Twitter and wrote, ” No short cuts, properly commissioned, sleepless nights, writes and rewrites. Over 200 musicians, 365 days of creative brainstorming with the aim to produce music that can last generations. A team of Directors, a Composer and a Lyricist supported by actors, dance directors and a relentless film crew. – Lots of love A.R. Rahman.”


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