14th February, 2017: In a recent interview with Faking News, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that Bollywood directors who are unable to remake an old Bollywood song in their new movies shall soon face strict action from the Central government.
PM Modi said, “Enough of copying Hollywood, it’s time for ‘Make in India’. Henceforth, all movie directors will have to introduce a remix version of an old Bollywood song, failing to do so, the censor board will not allow the screening of such movies.”
Home Minister Rajnath Singh along has come in support of PM’s action stating that it is a great step towards Make in India campaign. Also, directors having more than one remake of an old song will receive an award for “Most creative director” introduced by the Government of India.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has introduced a new “Bollywood music remake cess” which shall comprise 10% of total earning for all 100 crore movies and 15% for all movies crossing the 200 crore mark.
Once again, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is suspecting Modi’s alliance with all music directors and has tweeted, “What is the deal with Anu Malik, Modi ji?”, adding, “I will seek Mamta Didi’s aid in this matter and not hold her hand without permission in public rallies. Doing this might be considered as remaking Mika Singh’s gestures”.
Among the film stars there has been mixed reviews about this recent decision by the PM. Amit Trivedi and Anurag Kashyap have criticized this decision as they have not been able to duplicate a previous song or film. Whereas Bollywood greats like Anu Malik and Pritam were overjoyed after this statement as they were already planning to have just remakes of old songs and no original compositions henceforth in their movies.