Wajid, of the composer duo Sajid-Wajid, confesses that a part of the music in their "Rowdy Rathore" score is borrowed from the original Telugu film "Vikramarkudu".
"There is a signature tune in 'Vikramarkudu', which we couldn't avoid. It was an integral part of the theme in the Telugu film. Our producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is very music-minded, our director Prabhu Deva and my brother Sajid decided that we needed to incorporate that refrain in the Hindi remake, so we did," said Wajid and adds tongue-in-cheek that there is nothing underhand about the appropriation.
"We've taken the rights of the original music and then we've used it. We've also changed the original tune completely. But we still want to draw attention to the borrowed bits before others jump in gleefully and accuse us of plagiarism," he added.
Wajid says that the right to use the original music has been officially bought.
"We didn't have to do that because we changed the original tune completely. But we didn't want to rob anyone of their rightful dues," he said.
There's an added reason why Sajid-Wajid decided to take the derivative root for "Rowdy Rathore".
"The 'Vikramarkudu' score is by M.M. Kreem. We're big fans of Kreem Saab. And we agreed to borrow his tune only because it's an honour to associate with him. Otherwise we maintain we'll never borrow let alone copy anyone's music. If anyone catches us doing so we are willing to apologize publicly," said Wajid.
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As pushpa said it looks same as telugu film..Prabhudeva should be ashamed..first wanted..now rowdy rathod..They havent chaned anything..same as orginal..Director name should be Puri jaganath and S.s.Rajmouli respectively.Music is also same..sick people copying everyhting and labelling it as their own work..
That Chinta something song is just a slightly slower version of the south Indian version. I don't know what they mean by "we changed the originial tune entirely" because the main part, the chorus, is exactly the same!
sirf music hi kyun borrow kiya costume, make up aur catering sets sab borrow kar lo phir bilkul mehnat nahi karni padegi..unko bewkoof banao jinko pata nahi hai..kuch change nahi hai sara music same hai
Edited on:05 May 2012 at 5:02am
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