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Bollywood remakes Pakistani song for anti-Pakistan war movie

Bollywood recreation of the Pakistani song ‘Zaalima Coca Cola’ for its upcoming movie featuring Nora Fatehi angers Pakistanis. Pakistani Twitteratis have expressed anger on Bollywood recreating the Pakistani song for a movie that vilifies and portrays Pakistan in a negative light.

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Bollywood recreated the Pakistani song ‘Zaalima Coca Cola’ for its upcoming anti-Pakistan war movie featuring Nora Fatehi. The song of legendary Pakistani singer Noor Jehan has been used in the upcoming movie of Ajay Devgn named ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’.

The song has been dubbed the ‘party song of the year’. As per the trailer, Nora Fatehi plays an Indian spy who has been sent to Pakistan to gather important information.  “There is a possibility that the dance number is performed as some sort of a ruse against the ‘enemy country,” says the Indian media outlet, The Indian Express.

Twitter reaction

The recreation of the Pakistani song is done by Tanishk Bagchi with lyrics by Vasu and has been sung by Shreya Goshal. According to the YouTube description, the song has been licensed on YouTube on behalf of T-Series, EMI Pakistan, and 1 Music Right Societies. The Pakistani Twitter has expressed anger on Bollywood recreating the Pakistani song for a movie that vilifies and portrays Pakistan in a negative light.

The film is set in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, Gujrat, ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’. Ajay Devgn plays the character of an IAF Squadron leader Vijay Karnik who has been given the task of reconstructing the Bhuj airbase along with 300 locals which are instrumental in defeating the ‘enemy’.

The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, Sharad Kelkar and others.

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Meanwhile, Pakistani Twitter users have disliked the song adding that they liked the Pakistani recreation more, which was sung by Meesha Shafi and Umair Jaswal.

Some of the Indian followers also disliked the song saying that the song does not fit in a patriotic movie. One more Indian user tweeted that “Bollywood in no capacity can impact the share prices of Coca-Cola. Although after this they might decide to stop their distribution in India and put their faces in Sand #ZaalimaCocaCola #Cocacola.”

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“#ZaalimaCocaCola is UNBEARABLE… Terrible song… Poor lyrics, Bad music, a mixture of 3-4 songs…. Initial tune copied from Shaheen Bagh Protest song “Hum Ladenge Ladenge”…..This song doesn’t fit for a high standard film like #BhujThePrideOfIndia, absolutely horrible #AjayDevgn”, wrote another Indian user.

 

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