After all the controversies, Karan Johar’s romantic drama ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil‘ finally released on the said date of October 28. But, if you thought the trouble was over for the movie, then that’s just not the case. Now, a new ‘Mushkil’ has made it’s way for the makers in the form of a dialogue in their flick.
The dialogue was uttered by Anushka Sharma to Ranbir Kapoor and it goes like this, “Mohammed Rafi gaate kaam, rote zyada the (Mohammed Rafi used to cry more than sing).”
Now, of course this line was taken in a bad taste by many B-Town singers, but the most upset over this line is late legendary singer Mohammed Rafi’s son, Shahid Rafi.
He opened up on it with a popular daily by saying, “This dialogue doesn’t take the movie forward or backwards and if that is the case, what was the need to include this dialogue? And while writing this dialogue, didn’t they realise who they were talking about? Mohammed Rafi is a versatile legendary singer and I am not saying this just because he is my father. Even after 36 years of his passing away, my father’s fan following is far more than many other singers of our industry. My father was an institution. He was a very down-to-earth person. He was like a saint. People still worship him. Nobody in the industry says anything bad about my father. This dialogue is an insult. It is stupid. The man who wrote this dialogue is stupid. My father sang for Shammi Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, Joy Mukherjee, Biswajeet Singh. From love songs to qawwali, he has sung it all. It is ridiculous to say whatever has been said in the film.”
He also added, “After watching this, I doubt if he (Karan) has got any sense about what he is doing. It’s an insult to my father. I am ashamed and didn’t expect this from Karan Johar. When his father Yash Joharji made ‘Dostana’ in 1980, my father sang songs in his film. The song ‘Mere dost kissa yeh kya ho gaya, Suna hain ke too bewafa ho gaya’ are apt as of today for Karan. I don’t know why he included the line in the film. Shayad shahurat sar zyada chad gaya hai. Jab shahurat zyada chadh jaata hai, log mooh pe tareef karte hai aur peeth peeche thooh thooh karte hai.”
He further plans to broach this matter with CBFC Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani. He said, “I have received so many messages from fans asking me to take action. I will talk to Pahlajji. I know him very well. I will see what he suggests and accordingly take an action. This line could have been censored.”
Singer Sonu Nigam too did not like the dialogue as the tweeted a post saying:
Is it true that there is a a dialogue in Ai dil hai mushkil that says Mohd Rafi gaate kum rote zyaada thhey?
— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) October 31, 2016
We wonder what KJo has to say to this new tension.
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