Mixed reactions to remixes in Nautanki Saala

By HT

Ayushmann Khurrana, whose upcoming film Nautanki Saala features remixed versions of two old Bollywood songs, says there will always be a split audience as far as such numbers are concerned.

Present at the launch of an album of remixed songs of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann said, “I love songs of the 70s, and retro music. There will always be two kinds of audiences, one who are against remixes and the other who support remixes.”

Nautanki Saala features Dhak dhak from the film Beta and So gaya yeh jahaan from Tezaab. The original songs were hits of their times. Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, who has produced Nautanki Saala, says remixing does not take anything away from a song and old will always remain gold. “We have heard a lot of old songs and they still sound so good even after 50 to 60 years. But what is the problem with these (remix) songs then?” Sippy asked, adding, “That time also they were nice and they are nice even after being presented in this new fashion. You should appreciate it. Old will always remain gold, that will not change. But this is a new avatar, try it and then it is up to the audiences. At least give them a chance.”

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