I don’t like the trend of remix­ing old songs: Amitabh Bhat­tacharya

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Remixed songs such as Laila Mein Laila and Humma Humma maybe are here to stay, but lyricist Amitabh Bhat­tacharya (right) says he is not fond of the trend.

“Yes, they are pop­u­lar and they’re gen­er­at­ing busi­ness, but I don’t like this ap­proach. I’d rather have a fresh track,” says the Na­tional Award-win­ner, adding that he won’t recre­ate any of his old songs.

Bhat­tacharya, known for writ­ing soul­ful songs, such as Channa Mereya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil — 2016), Ik­tara (Wake Up Sid — 2009) and Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin (Agneepath — 2012), adds that there is mar­ket for all kinds of lyrics too. “The gen­er­a­tion who is lis­ten­ing to Munni Bad­nam Hui or Kar Gayi Chull is also lis­ten­ing to songs from Rock­star or mu­sic com­posed by Amit Trivedi. But I do feel that the aes­thetic sense should be main­tained,” he shares.

Bhat­tacharya, who’s re­cently be­come ac­tive on Face­book, says, “It hap­pened af­ter Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Dan­gal when peo­ple con­grat­u­lated me for the songs. It is nice how so­cial me­dia makes peo­ple aware of things. Oth­er­wise, how many lyri­cists would peo­ple know of ear­lier?”

Yes, they are pop­u­lar and they’re gen­er­at­ing busi­ness. But I don’t like this ap­proach. I’d rather have a fresh track AMITABH BHAT­TACHARYA, LYRICIST

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