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Rajshri bars FM channels from playing MPKDH songs

Syed Firdaus Ashraf | May 15, 2003 19:55 IST

The Rajshri Group has decided not to allow any FM radio channel in India to play songs from its forthcoming film, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon.

"We had taken this decision before the film's musicwas released," said Rajat A Barjatya, associate producer of the film."But it is only now that people are becoming awareour songs are not being heard on the FM channels."

Kareena, Hrithik in Main Prem Ki Diwani HoonAsked if the move is helping the sale of MPKDH's cassettes and compact discs, Barjatya said, "We are fast approaching the one million figure. This is unheard of in today's market. People are going out and buying our music."

MPKDH is a film by Rajshri Productions, which earlier releasedsuperhits like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hai Koun..! and Hum Saath-Saath Hain. The music of these three films also became a huge hit.

Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoorare playing the lead roles in MPKDH, while Abhishek Bachchanmakes a special appearance. Unlike the earlierRajshri hits, however, MPKDH'smusic has been composed by Anu Maliik, not Raam-Laxman.

Asked why the group is preventingthe film's songs from being played on the FM channels, Barjatya said, "We were very clear from day one about this policy. We didn't want our music to be overexposed."

The songs are only being aired on All India Radio, which is being paid by Rajshri to do so as advertisement for the film.

Asked what Rajshri would do aboutWeb sites that are offering the songs free on the Internet, Barjatya said, "Unfortunately, we cannot do anything about them. But we are discussing on a broad level how to deal with these people. We all have to unite and take action."

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Number of User Comments: 10

Sub: Dull music really

Yes, I agree the music is dull. so strange for a Rajshri Production. Even the promos are not catchy. Few chances of it becoming a ...

Posted by Nadir Sheikh

Sub: Hopeless music

The music of this much-hyped film is really hopeless, and it is good that I didn't spend my money on its CDs. I guess Rajashree ...

Posted by JayJeevan

Sub: the songs r really dull !!

hi ! talikng abt the songs ... i guess ppl shud strt following ram gopal verma and strt makin films tht hv no songs .. ...

Posted by tank

Sub: rajshri pulls mpkdh songs off fm

this is not correct decision on the contrary it gives adverse publicity

Posted by vijay kumar jain


In any case the songs are hopeless...Thank God I did not waste my money buying the CD. In fact Rajshri Productions should realise that FM ...

Posted by swati



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