Ali Zafar Gives Thumbs Up to Bollywood’s Cover of ‘Jhoom’

Finally, a T-Series song that actually pays respect to the original artist.

The much-anticipated Bollywood cover of Pakistan’s chart-topping track “Jhoom” has finally arrived, receiving a seal of approval from the original artist himself Ali Zafar.

The revamped version, titled “Dil Jhoom,” is part of the upcoming Bollywood film Crakk, starring Vidyut Jammwal, Nora Fatehi, and features the dynamic collaboration of Indian playback singer Shreya Ghoshal and composer Vishal Mishra.

Unlike most T-Series songs that plagiarize Pakistani songs without shame, “Dil Jhoom” pays homage to the soulful melody created by Ali Zafar. The Teefa in Trouble star expressed his contentment with Bollywood’s recreation in response to a Twitter post by T-Series announcing the song’s release.

“Good stuff. I like it,” remarked Ali Zafar, endorsing the efforts put into the new rendition.

The recreation seems to have followed all protocols of crediting the original artist, as Ali Zafar’s name prominently features in promotional materials and is acknowledged in the YouTube music video description for having “originally written and composed” the song.

Shreya Ghoshal, who joined forces with Vishal Mishra for the project, had previously shared her admiration for Ali Zafar and his music on Twitter. The accomplished singer expressed her excitement for the collaboration, calling herself a “big fan” of Zafar and declaring her anticipation for fans to revisit the timeless track in the film Crakk.

Ali Zafar, upon learning about the homage to his hit song, responded graciously on Twitter. “Thank you for your kind words, Shreya Ghoshal. You’re one of the most inspiring and iconic singers of our time,” he wrote, acknowledging the appreciation from a fellow artist.