Vishal Dadlani called out for claiming 'Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon' was sung by Lata Mangeshkar for Nehru
Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani returned as one of the judges of the singing-based reality show 'Indian Idol', which is now in its 12th season.
In its latest episode, Dadlani was seen telling a contestant that the famous song 'Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon' was sung by Lata Mangeshkar from the first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1947.
This led to #DadlaniFacts trending on Twitter as netizens called out the musician for distorting facts about the song.
Idiot @VishalDadlani is claiming that the song 'Ae Mere Vatan Ke Logon' was sung by Lata ji in 1947 for Nehru.— Amit Kumar (@AMIT_GUJJU) January 24, 2021
This song was first performed in 1963 in memory of Indian Soldiers who died in 1962 war against China.
How is @SonyTV allowing such fake political propaganda? pic.twitter.com/wgBbOk038h
For those unversed, 'Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo' is a patriotic song written in Hindi by Kavi Pradeep, composed by C. Ramchandra, and sung by singer Lata Mangeshkar to commemorate Indian soldiers who died during the Sino-Indian War in 1962.
The song was first performed by Mangeshkar on Republic Day (26 January) 1963 at the National Stadium in New Delhi.
Dadlani reacted to the hashtag trending and wrote, "Yaar BJP ke phukatiya 2-rupee trolls, yeh #DadlaniFacts trend karwa lo! If you can! Love the hashtag! I'll even retweet the really funny ones, come on!"
Yaar BJP ke phukatiya 2-rupee trolls, yeh #DadlaniFacts trend karwa lo! If you can! Love the hashtag!— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) January 25, 2021
I'll even retweet the really funny ones, come on!
Meanwhile, Twitterati churned up their version of distortions on the same grounds. Here are some reactions to the same.
The song 'Sheila Ki Jawaani' is an Indian version of an Italian song that Rajiv Gandhi witnessed in Italy in a local bar.#DadlaniFacts— INFERNO (@TheAngryLord) January 24, 2021
Elton John wrote and sang Sacrifice in 2004 after Sonia Gandhi made supreme sacrifice by not becoming the Prime Minister. #DadlaniFacts— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) January 24, 2021
Altaf Raja sang tum to thehre pardesi for nehru when he realized Edwina would be leaving india after independence. #DadlaniFacts— Sailor (@sailorsmoon) January 24, 2021
The song 'Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle' was sung by Mahendra Kapoor in 2017 for Rahul Gandhi after the discovery of Aloo se Sona banane wali machine #DadlaniFacts— Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) January 24, 2021
Bheegey Hoth Tere was sung by Kunal Ganjawala for the 1st time in 1952 when Edwina visited India to meet Pt. J L Nehru. #DadlaniFacts— Facts (@BefittingFacts) January 24, 2021
Vishal is joined by singers Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya on the judging panel of 'Indian Idol'.