Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar on Friday tweeted that he is shocked to find his name on the credits of the trailer of the upcoming Narendra Modi biopic as he has not written any song for Vivek Oberoi-starrer
And now an official statement given by producer, creative director and story writer, Sandip Ssingh says, "We have taken the songsÂ 'Ishwar Allah' from the film '1947:Earth' and the song 'Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon' from the film 'Dus', thus we have given the due credits to respective lyricists Javed Sahab and Sameer Ji."
The 74-year-old writer shared a photo of the credits, along with the tweet where his name appears alongside other lyricists Prasoon Joshi, Sameer, Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay, Sardaraa,Parry G and Lavraj. His post was retweeted by his wife, veteran actor Shabana Azmi.
Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it ! pic.twitter.com/tIeg2vMpVGâ€” Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) March 22, 2019
The first trailer of the Omung Kumar-directed biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, featuring Oberoi in the lead, released on Wednesday.
The film, which also features Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Zarina Wahab and Prashant Narayanan, releases on April 5 country wide.
The film will showcase the journey of Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as the Gujarat Chief Minister, to the landmark win in the 2014 general elections, and finally becoming the PM. Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi is essaying the role of Modi in the biopic.