And so the war continues.
In two previous articles, we informed you that the title track of Shaad Ali’s Jhoom Barabar Jhoom was facing some heat from Daler Mehndi, who was the original singer. Once his voice was replaced by Shankar Mahadevan without any notice, he was taken aback.
He proceeded to file a case against Yash Raj Films as well as asking for a formal apology.
Now, it’s Yash Raj’s turn to fire. They have issued a statement, admitting that Mehndi was the original singer of the track. They also claimed, “…the terms and conditions did not work out, and thus we [Yash Raj Films] were informed by Daler’s secretary that we should remove his voice, which we then did and preceded with Shankar Mahadevan’s voice.” They also claimed that this issue had been settled 11 months ago.
Well Daler, your turn to have a go…while we sit back and watch the fun!