The singer-composer duo of Vishal and Shekhar has distanced themselves from the remix of their song ‘Deedar De’, saying they have nothing to do with the new version.
The original track sung by Sunidhi Chauhan was composed by the duo for Anubhav Sinha’s 2005 release, ‘Dus’. The new version, sung by Asees Kaur and Dev Negi, is part of Hansal Mehta’s upcoming film, ‘Chhalaang’, featuring Rajkummar Rao and Nushrratt Bharuccha. The new song has updated lyrics by Panchhi Jalonvi.
After the launch of the new version, Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjianii tweeted this message: “We have been very kindly credited here, only because we composed the original #DeedaarDe in 2004. However, we haven’t done this “remix”. That said, best wishes to the film and team. Thanks for loving our music down the years.”
Ravjianii delved a bit more into it by calling out the remix culture with a cryptic tweet.
“One day you won’t be checking on how many likes you got, how many views you got, how many new followers you got... none of these things will matter.. stay away from comparing.. stay away from the chase,” he posted.
‘Chhalaang’ narrates the story of a physical education teacher named Montu (played by Rajkummar Rao), and addresses the importance of sports education in school curriculum, in a light vein.