Himesh Reshammiya does it again! Bollywood music producers are always under fire went it comes to “taking inspiration” from music. We see it as copying, yet they get away with it.
The latest track under scrutiny is the hit “Teri Meri” from the film Bodyguard. The music has been done by Himesh Reshammiya and sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghosal. The film has broken all sorts of box office records catapulting the music to the top of the chats and keeping it there. I admit I LOVE “Teri Meri” and wish that Sonu Niigaam sang is because Rahat is screaming while Shreya is soft and demur. (If you didn’t already know this about me, I love to recast films and reassign tracks to artists I prefer).
Back to the copycat issue at hand… “La Betheleem colo-n Jos” is a carol done by Cleopatra Stratan who is recognized as the youngest person to hit commercial success as she was only three! Originally from Moldova, this singer featured “La Betheleem colo-n Jos” on her 2009 Christmas album.
I hear the similarities between the songs and know that Himesh has been accused of the same crime before which is why this doesn’t surprise me one bit.
La Betheleem colo-n Jos
From Hollywood remakes to Bollywood remakes and now sequels and international music Hindi cinema needs to get original!!