These days, Bollywood movies are only remixing the old classics and making bucks on it. They aren't even crediting the original composers which are annoying the latter the most. Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman is also against this idea of remixes and said that one can't use the song without taking permission from the original composer.
"The director was given an idea, you know an idea and the composer has done, the lyric writers have done, actors have acted. So, it is holy for people. You can't take that, push all the names and put a remixer's name on it. So, that was the annoying thing. That's what I have heard a couple of songs have been like they don't even credit and they put something, just add two more lines and it becomes theirs. So, in a way, this generation thinks that it's a cool song by the remixer. So, that's not a good thing. Credits have to be given and permission has to be taken."
"For instance, one of my songs 'Ishwar Allah,' which is one of my favorite songs and Javed Akhtar Saab wrote it. They took that song and really killed it. I didn't do anything about it because I was like, 'What's going on?' But they really killed it because whatever is added to that may be beautiful, but not with this. You know, because it's memories, it's respect, it's something which happened at that time, it's destiny. You cant change that," he added.
Rahman is currently busy with the promotions of his upcoming film 99 songs. He penned the story of the film, produced it and also composed the music for it.