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News |  12 Feb 2020 17:49 |  By RnMTeam

Vishal and Shekhar intervene to save 'Dus Bahaane'

MUMBAI: Celebrated composers Vishal-Shekhar (Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani) are often credited as being architects of the modern Bollywood sound, because of their pathbreaking work that has shaped the Bollywood sound to more global standards. 

They have always come up with soundtracks that have ruled for years. And their classic number, Dus Bahaane, from the 2005 film Dus, is a perfect example of that. While they have always believed in coming up with original pieces of music, this time around they decided to revisit their old chartbuster in order to save its essence. Vishal-Shekhar have revamped their song, Dus Bahaane, for the Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer Baaghi 3.

They have always criticized composers who remix old songs and take credit for that. In fact, they have been among those few musicians who have, in the few reworking they have done, always credited the original creators first and foremost. In fact, last year, Vishal Dadlani took to Twitter to warn composers of remixing their songs without their permission. He wrote, “Warning: I will sue anyone making remixes of Vishal and Shekhar songs. I'll even move court against the films and musicians. 

After Saaki Saaki, I hear upcoming bastardisations include Dus Bahaane, Deedaar De, Sajnaji Vaari Vaari, Desi Girl & more. Make your own songs, vultures! (sic)” But this time around, the case was different. Since Dus Bahaane was their own baby and had been remixed in a way that they didn't like, and then already shot, they had no choice but to try to rescue it as far as possible.

Apparently, when they heard that their iconic track was being recreated for Baaghi 3, they wanted to take action to prevent it, but director Ahmed Khan, producer  Sajid Nadiadwala and Bhushan Kumar who have been long-time associates reached out to the duo and requested them to step in and fix the already-recorded remix version of their song to protect the magic of the original hit. The composer duo created the new version of the number with their Swag Se Swagat music producer Meghdeep Bose, keeping the new tempo but taking the song back as close to the legendary original as possible. Interestingly, the new version continues to feature the original voices — Shaan, KK and Vishal and Shekhar. 

Apart from generating a lot of discussion and excitement among music aficionados, Dus Bahaane 2.0 (that’s how the song is titled in Baaghi 3) has also been loved tremendously by the makers of the film, who have committed to credit Vishal and Shekhar with a "special-thanks" plate at the start of the film, and in the TV promos of the song.

Meanwhile, Vishal-Shekhar, who had a huge 2019 with three of the biggest chartbusters of the year, are currently working on two films for YRF and Ali Abbas Zafar. They are also busy with two international projects based in the UK.