If you’re a diehard Bollywood fan, then you’re no stranger to the news of Akshay Kumar’s redux of the 90s classic Tip Tip Barsa Paani with Katrina Kaif. Tip Tip Barsa Paani is one of those sensual romantic dance numbers that will never become old and is still one of the most popular dance numbers for all the right reasons. Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif will be recreating Tip Tip Barsa Paani in Sooryavanshi and have even begun shooting for the song. Raveena Tandon starred in the original song opposite Akshay Kumar. While many, including Akshay Kumar are excited about the remake, there are some whio did not take the news as well.
The redux of the 90s classic comes a whole new set of problems.“The reprised version is composed by Tanishq Bagchi while Farah Khan has come on board to choreograph Akshay and Katrina’s moves,” a Mumbai tabloid recently quoted a source as saying. Iconic lyricist Javed Akhtar too did not take the news too well and referred to it as blatant copyright infringement.
“This has to stop. And I’ve taken legal recourse in the past. I had sent legal notices to the people responsible for doing this to the song Ghar Se Nikalte Hi from the film Papa Kehte Hai,” he said, adding that, “Unfortunately, Anand Bakshi sahib (who wrote Tip Tip Barsa Paani) is not around anymore to protest against this kind of desecration. Today, they change the lyrics of well-known songs. What is to stop them from changing the lyrics of Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon, the patriotic classic that has the nation weeping? It may make us weep in another way altogether if, God forbid, they decide that poet Pradeep’s immortal lines need updating and revalidation. This is sheer vandalism.”
It was 19 years ago that Akshay Kumar, serenaded Raveena Tandon in the rains with Viju Shah’s iconic composition. The two were in a relationship at the time. The Padman actor will be romancing Katrina Kaif in the remake, together with the same rains, same song, same hero, but a different heroine in a different-coloured sari.
Akshay took to Twitter to announce the remake of the song saying, “I would’ve definitely been disappointed if any other actor would’ve recreated Tip Tip Barsa Paani, a song which has been synonymous with me and my career and I can’t thank Ratan Jain ji enough. At times like these you realize, we may have come a long way but we also go back a long way. (sic)”
The iconic song is remembered till date for Raveena Tandon’s sensuous moves in a clingy yellow saree, and not for Akshay.