Reshammiya replaces original compositions in 'Karzzz'

Apr 3, 2008 Subhash K Jha

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Himesh Reshammiya has decided to do away with the entire music score of Subhash Ghai's "Karz" and substitute it with swanky new compositions in his version of the film titled "Karzzz".

Though Reshammiya remains tight-lipped, Satish Kaushik, who is directing the film, is more forthcoming.

Kaushik told IANS: "We did plan to include some songs from Ghai's 'Karz' by Laxmikant-Pyarelalji. But then things started changing once we started shooting.

"The original 'Karz' doesn't have a title song, but Himesh has sung and composed a fabulous title song 'Ishq mere tere karz'. He loves (Mohammad) Rafi saab's 'Dard-e-dil' and had the situation for our film. But then he created an entirely new track in place of 'Dard-e-dil'."

Could the fact that "Dard-e-dil" has already been parodied as "Dard-e-disco" in "Om Shanti Om" have something to do with the decision to do away with the original song situation in the new film?

Apparently, the decision comes from veteran composer Pyarelal's unhappiness over the way his contribution to the music of "Om Shanti Om" was treated.

A hurt and angry Pyarelal said: "Though I was initially reluctant, Vishal-Shekhar and Farah Khan were insistent. So I relented. Finally, after all my hard work there was no mention of my contribution in any of the film's promotion and publicity. Not even in any of the credits for the songs in the album's CDs when in fact, I had been asked to compose three songs, including the theme music for 'Om Shanti Om'."

This experience has definitely soured Pyarelal towards the film industry.

"It's an industry I don't understand any more," said Pyarelal.

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