December 6th, 2011
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Akhtar blasts Kolaveri song

javed-akhtarNew Delhi: Dhanush’s ‘Kolaveri di’, which has become an online rage and also found a fan in Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan, has failed to impress legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar. The 66-year-old, who has spent more than four decades in the industry and regarded as one of the sought-after lyricists, says that the Tanglish (Tamil and English) song is an insult to sensibilities.

“KOLAVARI-DI. Every one is praising the robes but the emperor is naked. Tune ordinary, singing substandard, words an insult to sensibility,” posted Akhtar on Twitter.

The song, which is a funny take on a heartbreak, is from the Dhanush’s upcoming Tamil movie ‘3’ and has became a craze on internet with over 15 million views on YouTube. The video shows Dhanush, the son-in-law of superstar Rajinikanth, singing in a studio with composer Anirudh Ravichander, Aishwarya R Dhanush and co-star Shruti Hassan swaying their heads mechanically. Many noted musicians have also lambasted the song and say that it is a pain for the ear.


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