Absconding from the music scene for a while, Himesh Reshammiya returned triumphantly with his compositions for the album of Bodyguard. However, trend as shall stay, controversy follows his work here too.
The release of his hugely popular lovers' melody, "Teri Meri", witnessed the composer cum actor recount his experience in 'creating' a tune, which is now being challenged as an alleged inspiration from a Romanian folk song "La Betleem" (Down There in Bethlehem). Apparently, the original song has had many renditions over the time, with Cleopatra Stratan's version being most popular in later years – this latter most also being the version that music lovers accuse Reshammiya of 'ripping'.
Himesh being Himesh has rubbished the news and vowed that the melody is his own work. In his defence he has stated, that the film's lead, Salman Khan, was the one who had a tune mixing in his head; that he, Himesh, just picked up on the same and gave it an Indian twist.
Has Salman come out to attest this claim? Not so far.
Currently busy with re-launching himself in cinema with the comedy, Damadamm!, this commonly unacknowledged music artist as far as the critics have their say, has had an undeniable acclaim to chartbusters. Will accusations of plagiarism change that run for Himesh?
For now we can safely conclude - having listened to the original composition - that he is a good copycat!
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If Himesh can be in legal problems then Pritam and ANU MALIK should have been sentenced to death... [I am not Himesh fan... Just hate his voice ...I hate this big issues being created]
Edited on:08 September 2011 at 10:59am
Well..i don't care whether it is copied or not..my work is to listen to it and recreate myself..this song so good that it is my favourite song... But whatever himesh has done is bad...he should take the blame upon him..after all it's his mistake
where has himesh been all this time. I don't like him as a singer and him being an actor was torture. watching his first movie was complete torture. anyways i'll look up the song since it has been getting good reviews.
Even though i lovvveee Teri Meri !!!
i went and listened to "La Betleem" and the similarities in the tune...is tooo similar to ignore lol...
No one can be sooo creative that they create a tune which is almost exactly identical to another!!
Regardless, this wont stop me listening to teri Meri...so obv its not gna bother me much
Yeah...but instead of denying the accusations...IF he has done it...he should man up and admit to it...
Denying it wont make it go away...if he at least admits it and gives credit where its due, he might salvage some respect still
When I heard it first time I thought maybe this songs is such a hit that it has Romaninian version too but seriously Teri Meri is still better IMO even though if it's a copy.
firstly we don't care where it come from...the song is marvelous and this only matters to us...and secondly what's wrong if he stealed the tune if he did...its very usual nowadays...no need to create such big issue...he will accept it and this is for sure unless there is proper investigation...
Edited on:07 September 2011 at 12:17pm
its a good song...who cares where it came from...if he get in legal trouble for it...well its his problem...not mine...all I can do is enjoy the song and hope that people start to learn from others mistakes and start creating original music or at the least give credit to the rightful composers. But its not my job, I can't sing or be melodious even if my life depended on it...lol