‘Genda Phool’ row: Badshah sends Rs 5 lakh to Ratan Kahar

Bengali folk artiste Ratan Kahar suddenly finds himself within the headlines as never before. It’s the type of pan-India limelight he didn’t enjoy even when at the height of his success – when he created the all-time Bengali folk-pop hit ‘Boroloker biti lo’ all those decades ago in 1972 alongside many other hit folk songs.

Now, consistent with industry sources, rapper Badshah has kept his promise. He has sent Rs 5 lakh rupees to the veteran folk artiste amid the lockdown. On Monday, Badshah’s team sent the cash to Kahar’s checking account online and therefore the artist from rural Bengal is just about happy to receive it. He has even thanked the rapper over the phone. He has even asked Badshah to return over his place in Siuri when the lockdown is over.

Badshah’s latest song ‘Genda Phool’ which features the very beautiful and stylish Jacqueline Fernandez has drawn tons of controversy. The utilization of the Bengali catch line ‘Boroloker Biti Lo’ without giving any credit to Ratan Kahar, the creator of the first Bengali folk song, didn’t go well with the music lovers.

It was originally written by a Bengali folk artist Ratan Kahar and was released during a album by Swapna Chakraborty way back in 1976. The foremost disturbing fact is as soon because the latest ‘Genda Phool’ version was uploaded on YouTube the lyrics were attributed to Badshah. However, after facing an important criticism YouTube finally changed it mentioning the song is predicated on a Bengali folk song.



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