Israel Wins At Tokyo Olympics, But Twitter Awards Gold Medal To Anu Malik. Here’s Why!

The ongoing Tokyo Olympics has given the internet a lot to talk about. The Indian community recently was seen cheering for star shuttler PV Sindhu who has bagged a bronze by beating China’s He Bing Jiao (21-13, 21-15) and emerged as the only woman the first Indian sportswoman to win 2 Olympics medals. Needless to say, congratulatory messages are still pouring in for the ‘sensational Sindhu’ from all over the world, including Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and many more.

But it would be a lie to say that’s all desi Twitter is talking about. Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won Israel’s second gold medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics if you haven’t seen it already. And the same has led to a revelation about Indian composer and #MeToo accused Anu Malik. It all began when Israel’s national anthem titled Hatikvah started playing at the award ceremony, and a Twitter user discovered that it sounds a lot like a particular song from 1996. Of course, it is the other way around. If you hear it, you would realize that the tune has been lifted and used by Malik in the song Mera Mulk Mera Desh from Diljale.

Needless to say, Twitter is calling out the music director for plagiarizing a national anthem. Many are not very surprised, given his history of ‘taking inspiration from songs around the globe and having even termed it classic Malik! Some even believe he deserves a gold medal for copying, and where’s the lie? See for yourself.

Obviously, this is not the first time that Anu Malik has been called out for copy songs. Not that I’m counting, but it is public knowledge that Malik’s track Dil Mera Churaya Kyun (1995) is a copy of Wham! ‘s song Last Christmas. That and Neend Churayi Meri (1997) has been lifted from Linear’s Sending All My Love. There’s more, but you get my drift, right?

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