Malik is infamous for copying music from around the world
New Delhi: An Indian music composer Anu Malik is being called out on social media site Twitter for copying the music of Israel national anthem for his Bollywood song composed in 1996.
Malik, who also judges the television singing show Indian idol, is being trolled on Twitter for copying the exact same tune of Israel’s national anthem. It all started after Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won Israel’s first-ever Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics, as a ritual, the country’s flag was raised and their national anthem Hatikvah was played.
However, Indian Twitter users had a field day making memes and cracking hilarious jokes after it realized that the Anu Malik-composed song Mera Mulk Mera Desh from the Bollywood film Diljale is actually copied from Israel’s national anthem Hatikvah.
Hatikvah was composed in the 19th century, was adopted as the national anthem of Israel in 1948.
However, this is not the first time the musician is being accused of copying other musicians’ work.
He was earlier called out for copying the music of Wham!’s song Last Christmas for his 1995 track Dil Mera Churaya Kyun, the tune of Linear’s Sending All My Love for Neend Churayi Meri from Ishq and the music of Toto Cutugno’s L’Italiano for the song Nasha Ye Pyar Ka Nasha.