Bollywood massacres Nazia Hassan’s ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’


By Cutacut Editorial Team

KARACHI: While Bollywood has put an indefinite ban on Pakistani artists and movies, it seems as though it has no qualms in copying our work. Over the years, many classic songs have been recycled and remixed for new movies but more often than not, they miss the mark. And that is exactly what happened with the classic ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’ by Nazia Hassan. Naturally, fans of the original song are not happy.

The remix of the song marks the comeback of Malaika Arora who will be starring in An Action Hero alongside Ayushmann Khurrana. Sung by Zahrah S Khan and Altamash Faridi, and very much unlike the original Nazia Hassan track, the new version of ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’ is heavily autotuned. Those who heard the song called out Bollywood for taking liberties with Pakistani music and butchering the songs.

Some critics of the track talked about the fact that if the movie did want to use the lyrics of ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’, the original version by Nazia Hasan would have been just fine. While others also pointed out that the song was meant only for Zeenat Aman and no one else.

Fans of the original had a few choice words to say about the remix.

Looks like it’s time to put the original song on repeat to cleanse our systems!

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