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Pippa Team Apologizes After Outrage Over AR Rahman’s Iconic Song Remix!

Pippa makers issue apology after AR Rahman's rendition of Nazrul Islam's song sparks controversy in the biographical war film.

Riya Sharma | Updated On: Nov 14, 2023 12:33 PM IST

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Pippa Team Apologizes After Outrage Over AR Rahman’s Iconic Song Remix!

'Pippa,' a recent biographical war film featuring Ishaan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur, and Priyanshu Painyuli, faced a controversy when AR Rahman, the Oscar-winning composer, rendered Bengali poet Nazrul Islam's patriotic song 'Karar Oi Louho Kopat' for the movie.


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Makers Issued An Apology Statement For Remix:

Despite initial positive feedback, Rahman's version received criticism from netizens. In response, the makers, Roy Kapur Films, issued an apology on Instagram, asserting that they had obtained the necessary adaptation rights for the late Mr. Kazi Nazrul Islam's work.

They clarified that the rendition was a sincere artistic interpretation, created in adherence to the license agreement with the late Mrs. Kalyani Kazi and witnessed by Mr. Anirban Kazi. The statement emphasized the intention to pay homage to the song's cultural significance while staying within the agreed-upon terms, allowing them to use the lyrics with a new composition.

Take A Look At The Apology By Makers:

Acknowledging the subjective nature of art, the makers expressed sincere apologies if their interpretation had caused distress or hurt sentiments, recognizing the emotional attachment audiences may have to the original composition.

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About Pippa Movie:

'Pippa' is directed by Raja Krishna Menon and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. Starring Ishaan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur, Priyanshu Painyuli, and Soni Razdan, Pippa narrates the life of Captain Balram Singh Mehta of India’s 45 Cavalry regiment and was released on November 10 on Amazon Prime Video.

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