Promos of Ready are out and what has caught instant attention is the sound of ‘Dhinka Chika‘ which plays right through it’s duration. What has also caught attention to all music lovers especially down South is it’s obvious similarity to ‘Ringa Ringa‘ which was heard in Allu Arjun’s Telugu film Arya 2. Since the composer of Ready is Pritam, many were quick to scream ‘It’s a lift’. However the fact is that it was Salman influence at work as he wanted the song to be incorporated in Ready.
“Bhai had caught fancy to this song and played it continuously in his vanity van during breaks”, informs a source from the film’s crew, “He found the overall attitude of the song pretty exciting and wanted to include it in one of his films. He informed Bhushan Kumar, head honcho of T-Series and also the co-producer of Ready about it and asked him to reach out to the song’s original composer Devi Sri Prasad.”
It wasn’t tough to buy rights for the song and Prasad too was happy to create a Hindi version of ‘Ringa Ringa‘ by making it ‘Dhinka Chika‘. Also, while the hook remained intact, the flavour was tweaked a little to address North Indian sensibilities. Still, there was one problem ahead and it was about how to break the news to Pritam, the original composer of the film.
“These days Pritam is very particular about him being the sole composer for each of his films. He is not too pleased when others share credits with him”, continues the source, “This is when Salman and Bhushan sat down with him and explained the need of this song. They also gave an example of how Lalit Pandit’s ‘Munni‘ elevated the prospects of Dabangg even though Sajid-Wajid had composed the rest of the album.”
Pritam consented but his only condition was that the newsbreak around ‘Dhinka Chika‘ being composed by Prasad would be made only once the First Look of Ready would be out. He also wanted credit as the solo composer of the film. Salman as well as Bhushan agreed as well and all turned out to be eventually well.
“Yes, Salman had the final say in the music of Ready. He has a good ear for it and hence all credit to him for choosing ‘Dhinka Chika‘ and also confirming rest of the songs”, says Bhushan, “Pritam also didn’t have any problems. In any case he has three other chartbusters up his sleeves with his ‘Character Dheela Hai‘ already catching everyone’s attention.”
Well, one wonders whether anyone really had any choice left with Sallu deciding to have things his way. After all it is always his way or the highway.