Lata, Usha Mangeshkar flay Sonakshi remix Mungda Total Dhamaal

When the reprised version of Mungda from Indra Kumar’s Total Dhamaal featuring Sonakshi Sinha stepping into the legendary Helen’s shoes hit the web, fans were aghast. The rustic charm of the original was missing and fans slammed the makers for “ruining” a classic and producing a “toilet remix”.
Mungda was a popular chartbuster from Raj N Sippy’s suspense thriller Inkaar, which released in the year 1977. Usha Mangeshkar lent her melodious voice to Rajesh Roshan’s composition.
The Westernised version of Mungda has not gone down too well with the original composer. “I think there is less of inspiration and more of perspiration in the music industry. The filmmakers have lost confidence in creating new songs,” Rajesh Roshan told a newspaper.
Elaborating about the original Mungda, he said, “I gave Usha Mangeshkar ji the song to sing. She sang several songs for me and was one of those competent singers who could breathe life into a tune.”
Meanwhile, Usha Mangeshkar is completely opposed to the idea of remixing a classic. “Our songs (the songs sung by the Mangeskar sisters Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar) were created after a great deal of thought and they were done with sensitivity and care. To rip them off in this arbitrary manner is not correct,” she said.
Lata Mangeshkar also expressed her disgruntlement with this trend of repackaging old songs in films. “We are not asked if we approve or not. No one seeks our consent before using our songs.