In recent events, famous Indian singer Jubin Nautiyal has found himself amid controversy yet again, as he shared a video of his performance of ‘Kahani Suno 2.0’ at a concert. Known for his history of copying Pakistani songs, Nautiyal’s rendition has drawn harsh criticism from social media users, who expressed discontent with his interpretation.
A significant portion of the online backlash centered around the notion that listeners wanted to hear the song exclusively in Kaifi Khalil’s voice. Users took to various platforms to voice their preference for the original singer, raising doubts about Nautiyal’s ability to compose an original song. One user went as far as questioning whether the Indian artist could create music that was not borrowed from others.
Adding fuel to the fire, some individuals stated that Jubin Nautiyal lacked the same depth of emotion and feeling that Kaifi Khalil brought to the song. Comparisons between the two artists became a recurring theme within the discussions, with Nautiyal often coming up short in the eyes of those critical of his rendition.
Interestingly, it is worth noting that several singers have previously attempted their versions of Kaifi Khalil’s chart-topping songs. Aima Baig, for instance, delivered a rendition of one of his hits, which was subsequently recreated as ‘Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha’ for the original soundtrack of ARY Digital’s eponymous serial.
This controversy surrounding Jubin Nautiyal’s recent performance comes from previous accusations against him for allegedly copying Pakistani melodies without giving proper credit. In the past, Nautiyal faced backlash for blatantly reproducing one of the legendary qawwali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s compositions.
As social media continues to buzz with heated debates and criticism, it remains to be seen how Jubin Nautiyal will respond to the mounting pressure and whether he will address the concerns raised by his detractors. In an industry where artistic integrity is highly valued, this incident serves as a reminder of the importance of originality and giving credit where it is due.