Lata Mangeshkar Questions Sonakshi Sinha's 'Mungda', People Go Mad

Lata Mangeshkar Questions Sonakshi Sinha's 'Mungda', People Go Mad

The third instalment of Dhamaal- Total Dhamaal is yet to release. But its latest song, “Mungda” has already hit the internet. The song is the remake of 1978 Inkaar number and the video features Sonakshi Sinha which was actually filmed on Helen. The hit original version was sung by Usha Mangeshkar with music by Rajesh Roshan and lyrics by Majroosh Sultanpuri. The remake has been done by singers Jyotica Tangri, Shaan and Subhro Ganguly and music director duo Gourov-Roshin.

But things haven’t gone in favour of the Total Dhamaal makers as they have received major flak from the original creators and their fans. Usha, the original singer, told Deccan Chronicle, “Our songs were created after a great deal of thought and they were done with sensitivity and care. To rip them off in this arbitrary manner is not correct.” Lata Mangeshkar, Usha’s sister and Bharat Ratna recipient also said, “We are not asked if we approve or not. No one seeks our consent before using our songs. Is this right?”

“I think there is less of inspiration and more of perspiration in the music industry. The filmmakers have lost confidence in creating new songs.”

And it’s not just the original creator, the new remake has drawn a lot of criticism from the audience too.


The movie features stars including Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Sanjay Mishra, Riteish Deshmukh, Johnny Lever and others.