'Kala Chashma' Singer Amar Arshi Says Badshah Took All The Credit For The Song's Success

'Kala Chashma' Singer Amar Arshi Says Badshah Took All The Credit For The Song's Success

New Delhi: ‘Kaala Chashma’ song from the film ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ has become a global rage in the last couple of weeks. Almost every second reel on Instagram is of people across the world grooving to the song. The original version of the song was released 31 years ago by Angel Records and the singer was Amar Arshi. 

The singer has now called out rapper Badshah for taking all the credit for the track’s success. While speaking to Hindustan Times, the singer said, “He never mentioned my name in any of the interviews about the song and took all the credit that was meant to be shared with me. After the song first released, I got a lot of calls from people in the industry to congratulate me on the track’s success. But the fame eventually wore off for me after a few days, while Badshah continued to enjoy it.” 

The singer had recently said that he didn’t get any monetary benefit from the song being such a massive hit globally. “I neither got any royalties nor publicity or, for that matter any other benefit, despite it becoming an international hit,” he was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times. 

He also told the leading daily that he plans to “claim the royalties and will find a way to get all the credit that I deserve”. 

The singer also said that people have advised him to stay quiet. “They asked me to be happy about the fact that my song was released on such a significant level,”  he told Hindustan Times. 

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The song gained prominence on the Internet after a video of the Norwegian hip-hop/urban dance group called Quick Style grooving to the song during a wedding went viral.  Quick Style also performed to a bunch of other songs, including ‘Kana Yaari’ from Coke Studio Season 14, ‘Chura Ke Dil Mera’ from the Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty and Saif Ali Khan-starrer 1990s hit ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’, ‘Tumse Milke Dil Ka Jo Haal’ from the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Main Hoon Na’ and ‘Saddi Gully’ from Kangana Ranaut and R. Madhavan’s ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ (2011).