Singer Tony Kakkar recently recreated Altaf Raja’s iconic track, Tum Toh Thehre Pardesi. The singer isn’t inclined towards revisiting a song and touching its legacy, and that’s why he had apprehensions while recreating the song. So, along with appreciation, he also received a lot of flak, but he’s not fretting about it.
Tony talked about getting mixed responses for his track, Saath Kya Nibhaoge, helmed by Farah Khan Kunder and features Nidhhi Agerwal and Sonu Sood. He said, “I often say that the answer to anything and everything is universal. And that’s love. Pyaar se hi har cheez ka jawab diya jaa sakta hai, pyaar se bada koi jawab nahi hai.”
Showing up his optimism, he added, “Mujhe yeh cheezein bahut motivate karti hai. Because if you pick anything in life, I’ve noticed that the things which do well have some sort of disagreement. So, we’ve been seeing the numbers, they are magical. And I’ve come to the conclusion that disagreement bhi bahut zaroori hai kyunki sampuranta hanikarak hoti hai.”
The 37-year-old continued, “They are faceless people spreading negativity, to maybe pull you down or work of your competitors. There are so many who love me, in fact, I often get to know that small kids start dancing to my songs. I feel so blessed.”
Speaking about Saath Kya Nibhaoge, Tony shared, “When I was asked to recreate the song, I was like I’m not comfortable recreating iconic songs. But I gave it a try, and I’m so proud that everyone including Altaf sir liked it.”