When asked if she has heard the new version of Main Yaar Manana Ni, Lata Mangeshkar blatantly denied and said neither does she want to listen to it. “I haven’t heard this new version. Nor would I want to hear it. So, I wouldn’t want to comment on it. But in principle, I’ve always been opposed to remixes and cover versions of classics. They shouldn’t be touched. So many of Pancham’s, Madan Mohan’s and Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s songs have been tampered with; beats and lyrics are modified. It’s like rooms being added or removed from the Taj Mahal. These composers knew what they were doing. I don’t think their efforts need any boosting," she was quoted as saying by DNA.
Story first published: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 21:00 [IST]