Indian singer, Arijit Singh, faces backlash in Pakistan over the latest rendition of Pakistani classic hit, Sayone, released on Tuesday by T-Series.
The Indian remake of Sayone, originally sung by Junoon Group in 1997, did not go well with Pakistani listeners who slammed the producers and singers for ruining the hit song of the 90’s era.
India’s lead vocalist and playback singer, Singh has sung the song. It has been produced by Lucky Nadiawala and directed by Nitin Kumar Gupta and Abhay Singhal. According to India Times, the song has been penned down by Alaukik Rahi and composed by Joy-Anjan.
This rendition of Sayonee has to count as some generation of warfare really we destroy their planes they destroy our songs
— Husn Hai Suhana (@Fatmounh) November 3, 2020
arijit singh’s version of sayonee pic.twitter.com/iAxfdP0A5R
— ɢᴀᴢᴇʟʟᴇ (@filmyshilmyyy) November 3, 2020
The song came to the attention of Pakistan social media users after a small video clip of the track went viral on social media. Within no time, the netizens recognized the tune and mocked them for plagiarizing Pakistani music.
Hilarious reactions and memes popped up on Pakistani social media, with some even voicing displeasure over copying the song. Some netizens even remarked that it is a “legit call to war” and Singh “will most probably ruin it”. Another user said, ‘We destroy their planes they destroy our songs’.
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Some Indians also joined the bandwagon and but several Indian social media users also disliked the song. Indian social media users commented that music label, T-Series is well known for ruining old classic songs.
Back in 2017, the Pakistani music listeners had disapproved of the Coke Studio version of Junoon’s Sayone sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Ali Noor. With so much vitriol against the song, Khan was forced to comment.
Sayonee's remake by Arjit Singh is the perfect example of why you shouldn't mess with the classics, even if you are a good singer, you will most probably ruin it.
— K. (@RotiKholDeyo) November 3, 2020
Dear Pakistanis, even we Indians are not liking this. We actually find this garbage and T-Series has been well known to turn old master pieces into garbage. Such a garbage that it doesn't even deserve a dustbin 🤦♂️
— Manpreet Singh (@montysinghg) November 3, 2020
“I actually like the interesting feedback. Some people like it, some don’t. I feel like there are some anti-Pakistan opinions in there too. I personally liked the song, especially the ending,” he said.
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“This is the song that elevated Junoon back then. People cover Noor Jehan and other artists too. So, we shouldn’t think about who did it better. It’s a tribute to them and we should take it this way. Music should be free from hate and arguments,” Khan said in his statement.
GVS News Desk