'Himmatwala' still falling short

The makers of the 2013 version of ‘Himmatwala’ were left red faced after they forgot to credit legendary musician Bappi Lahiri for the original ‘Naino Mein Sapna’, which is used in next month’s release.

At the weekend, the video of reworked song was unveiled on a reality TV show but did not feature any credit to Bappi Lahiri even though he composed the original – instead Sajid Wajid were given a mention.

The veteran composer-singer۪s son Bappa told Mid-Day, “We received several calls. As dad has sung another track in the film, he did not want to make a noise about it. But the Naino Mein Sapna is one of his biggest compositions. The present generation does not know this. All that a singer and composer can ask for is due credit.”

Sajid admits, “Yes, there was an error from the promo department. It has been rectified. Bappida is like family and I am proud to have two of his hit songs in my film.”