Renowned singer Anuradha Paudwal recently made headlines for her strong criticism of the trend of remixing old songs in new Bollywood movies. In particular, she expressed her dissatisfaction with the remix of her song ‘Aaj Phir Tum Pe’ from the film Dayavan, which was remixed in Hate Story 2. However, Paudwal has now clarified that her comments were directed towards the remix of the song itself and not aimed at Arijit Singh, who sang the remix alongside Samira Koppikar.
In a statement, the veteran singer emphasized her preference for the original versions of songs and her belief that remixes should do justice to the original compositions. She stated, “My comment about ‘Aaj Phir Tum Pe’ was about the remix, not the singer. Remixes should do justice to the original song. So many 90s songs are redone but they don’t do any justice to the original.”
Paudwal further requested the media to avoid sensationalizing her statements and instead focus on more significant matters. She urged them to highlight the cause she supports, which involves providing sound equipment to underprivileged individuals.
Reflecting on her reaction to the remix of ‘Aaj Phir Tum Pe,’ Paudwal shared her emotional response upon hearing it. She said, “I was in tears when I heard it. I immediately switched to YouTube and heard my original song from the film multiple times. Only then I found peace.” Her words reflect her deep connection to the original composition and her disappointment with how the remix turned out.
By clarifying her stance, Anuradha Paudwal hopes to ensure that her comments are not misinterpreted or sensationalized. She continues to advocate for preserving the integrity of original songs and maintaining their essence when exploring remixes or tributes.
As the discussion surrounding remixes in Bollywood continues, Paudwal’s perspective serves as a reminder of the importance of respecting the artistic integrity of original compositions while embracing new creative interpretations.