Bollywood Hero DEV Anand unhappy on Saregama (previously HMV) selling DUM MARO DUM to Ramesh and Rohan Sippy


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Mumbai, Dec 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog Press Release) The evergreen song “Dum maaro dum” sung by Asha Bhosle from the movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna (Dev Anand, Zeenat Aman, Mumtaz, Prem Chopra, Iftekhar), a trendsetter movie which was released in 1971 based on life of youth obsessed with drugs, has slipped out of Dev Anand’s hand. The anthem of seditious youth living in their own world has been sold without any consent of Dev Anand. The evergreen actor filmmaker was in a state of shock ever since the song was sold without his knowledge.

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On Wednesday the veteran actor said that the song was his and his banner Navketans alone, the music company Saregama (HMV) which holds the rights to the film had sold the rights of the song to Ramesh Sippy and his son Rohan sippy, without informing Dev Anand.

CEO of Saregama(HMV), Apurva Nagpal confirmed that the track has been sold to the Sippys. "We sold the copyright of Dum maro dum to the Sippys, and no, we did not see the need to inform Dev Anand. He might have an emotional connect with the song but he has absolutely no legal rights over it."

Not too far ago it were the Sippys who were shouting and screaming at director Ram Gopal Verma claiming that he had murdered the blockbuster movie Sholay in his remake claiming it was creative vandalism.

The reason why Rohan Sippy bought this song is that currently he is working on his new movie Dum maro dum, which revolves around a drug syndicate in Goa. Music Composer Pritam has been given the charge to work on the new version of revolutionary song.

The irony for 87 year old superstar is not only to see his creative product gone into another hand but too accept the original song being reshaped in modern version.

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