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Composer Mithoon against songs that objectify women

Composer Mithoon, known for providing music in films like "The Train" and "Bas Ek Pal", says he does not believe in songs that objectify women as it goes against his religious beliefs.

Saturday, December 29, 2012 | 1:34:14 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Composer MithoonComposer Mithoon, known for providing music in films like "The Train" and "Bas Ek Pal", says he does not believe in songs that objectify women as it goes against his religious beliefs.

"My motive is not to create music that is against god. Like, I am a Christian and Jesus Christ had forgiven even a prostitute and gave her respect in front of everyone. Being a devotee of Jesus, if I make songs like 'Fevicol se' and 'Munni badnaam', then what is the way I am presenting women?," the 27-year-old said here Friday in an interview.

"Then I would have no right to call myself Christian. That is why I would never make vulgar songs. I don't like them," he added.

Mithoon believes that noisy dance numbers may be in trend these days, but it is soulful music that lives on through generations.

"I don't have any problem with 'dhoom dhadaka' kind of songs. But that is not my style and personality. 'Dhoom dhadaka' lasts just for a few days, but soulful music stays on forever," Mithoon said.

"Many big composers, especially Madan Mohan, never made that kind of a song. But people still remember him. I want to work for the next 30 to 40 years and I do not want to become part of any competition," he added.

Mithoon's famous songs include "Maula mere maula" and "Javeda zindagi" from the film "Anwar", "Woh ajnabee" and "Beete lamhe" from "The Train" and "Dil sambhal jaa zara" from "Murder 2".

Mithoon had recently composed a few songs for "Jism 2" and "Murder 2". His next project is "Aashiqui 2".


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Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 3:47pm
Atleast somebody here thinks about women and their dignity.
Full respect for him :')
Like in the song Fevicol Se they call women Tandoori Chicken. Like seriously?!
I like most of all his songs. :)

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Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 11:51am
BAN ALL ITEM SONGS! They objectify women and incite violence against women! All self-respecting actresses should refuse to perform such songs as well!

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Posted on: 30 December 2012 at 12:59am
Shukar hy Allah ka kisi ne tu kuchh kaha,,warna Music bhi MAZAAQ ban gayia hy

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Posted on: 29 December 2012 at 7:29pm
WOOW.. I am Amazed by his views.. Definetly soulful music stays on Forever ..!! LOVE ALL HIS SONGG <3

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Posted on: 29 December 2012 at 3:45pm
If he hadn't pointed fingers, I wouldn't have said anything. But since he felt the need to point fingers, I'll ask.

He composed for Jism 2 and Murder 2. Did he not know what type of films they were?

What is Munni Badnaam? I could say it's a woman celebrating and asserting her sexuality.

Coming to his songs, wonderful, talented young man. Those two songs from Anwar are soul stirring.

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Posted on: 29 December 2012 at 2:47pm
Agree with him..
love his music..

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Posted on: 29 December 2012 at 2:27pm
great to hear dat someone from bollywood actually thinks dis way...hats off to u for speaking it out...

its absolutely true dat soulful music stays for generations while these cheap dance nos just leave our minds after few days...

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Posted on: 29 December 2012 at 2:16pm
he is right...love "maule mere maula"...we must practice what we preach...

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Posted on: 29 December 2012 at 1:31pm
women themselves shamelessly sing n dance on such pathetic songs. glad to see someone from the industry openly saying against it!

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Posted on: 29 December 2012 at 11:56am
Great to see someone from the industry standing up for his Christian beliefs, in a world where sin became the norm. God bless him.

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