He went on to point out that if the audience rejects remixes then the makers may stop with recreation. Hansal Mehta wrote, “This ‘recreation’ of old songs can stop if the public rejects them. The numbers on YouTube for godawful versions of old songs are huge and hence music companies keep producing them. Stop viewing the videos. Stop listening to the songs. Stop playing them at events. They will stop.”
Reacting to the controversy, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had told BT, “There has been a lot of talk about our music and its golden era of the 1950s and 60s. We swear by those songs and we still sing them and say, ‘Aaj kal waise gaane nahi bante.’ So, it’s also about giving people quality songs. There should be certain originality and integrity about your work.”
The original track from the 2009 film was penned by Prasoon Joshi and sung by Mohit Chauhan.