He has a lot of hit songs to his credit, such as Billo, Ganpat and Jalebi bai, but composer Anand Raj Anand’s latest offering, Laila teri le legi has been drawing extreme reactions from people for its lewd lyrics. In this interview, he justifies his work.
Listeners don’t seem to like the vulgar lyrics of your new song. What did you have in mind while writing it?
I’d like to clarify that there is zero vulgarity in the lyrics. Why judge a song by listening to just one line, Laila teri le legi? If you notice, the chorus of the song has five phrases, all of them have the word ‘teri’. So I had to use it. I can’t help it if people derive another meaning from it.
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