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ADHM: Mohammad Rafi’s son slams KJo

Shahid Rafi has demanded a public apology from the filmmaker and has asked for deletion of the sequence.
Karan Johar

After the release of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” as scheduled on October 28, it was assumed that the trouble for the film has ended, but the trouble continues for Karan Johar.

In the latest news, iconic singer Mohammad Rafi’s son, Shahid Rafi has demanded a public apology from the filmmaker and has asked for deletion of the sequence.

Enraged Shahid Rafi said in talks with Mumbai Mirror that, “Karan Johar is a great filmmaker, I don’t know how he used this line. He should have thought about it as he is the director. I did not expect this from Karan. I am ashamed of him, he is supposed to be a good director.”

The dialogue being talked about is of Johar’s recently released romantic-drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. In the movie, Ranbir Kapoor’s character, who is an aspiring singer Ayan, tells Anushka Sharma (playing Alizeh), that many people have said his voice is like Rafi, to which, Sharma says, “Mohammad Rafi? Woh gaate kam, rote zyada the na?”

“I saw the clipping. I haven’t seen the film, so let me see the film first then I will think what to do. But a public apology (from Johar) is appreciated, and also removal of the scene. Although, the damage is done. Let’s see what he (Karan) can do from his side,” Shahid Rafi added.

He claimed that he was informed about the dialogue by Rafi fans and was deeply saddened by it.

“I am deeply hurt about the dialogue. I came to know that the dialuge doesn’t take the story backward or forward. People have often mentioned or spoken about my father in films or in general in good way, then why all of a sudden this dialogue and this controversy.”

He went on to lash out on dialogue writer of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” Niranjan Iyengar.

“It (the dialogue) is not good. My father is a verstaile singer, he has sung love songs, sad songs, bhajan etc. Niranjan wrote the dialogue and it seems he doesn’t know anything about my father. What image (of Rafi) is he trying to put in front of the youth ?

“Even after more than 36 years, people still remember my father, he is a legend. So many shows take place in his memory. He has huge fan following. He (Niranjan) doesn’t know what he is doing.”

However, Shahid Rafi also informed that he hasn’t talked to Karan Johar about the issue yet.

The point to be noted here is that the title of Ranbir Kapoor-starrer comes from the opening verse of the popular song “Ai Dil Hai Mushkil Jeena Yahaan”, which was sung by Rafi for the 1956 film “C.I.D.”

The legendary singer, who died in 1980, also sang for the first Dharma Productions film, “Dostana” which was directed by Yash Johar.

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