Anu Malik is a well-known Bollywood singer-composer and this time, Twitter users have called him out for copying the tune from the Israeli National Anthem in his 1996 song – “Mera Mulk Mera Desh Mera ye Watan…” from Ajay Devgan’s film Diljale. 

Netizens are trolling 60-year-old singer for using the exact tune of the Israeli National Anthem titled Hatikvah in his song. The Israeli National Anthem was played during the medal ceremony in Tokyo Olympics 2020 and the clip went viral on the internet in no time. The clip has brought everyone’s attention and now netizens are calling out Anu Malik for ‘again’ stealing someone’s song. 

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Hatikvah was composed in the 19th century and was adopted by the country as the national anthem in the year 1948.

Here are the reactions of netizens:

One netizen wrote, “India congratulates Israel on winning the Gold in Olympics. 

Today, On listening to the Israeli national anthem we came to know that, Bollywood had copied Israeli national anthem Tune & used it in a movie song, way before copying tune was cool.”

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Another netizen wrote, “So Anu Malik didn’t spare even Israeli national anthem while copying tune for Diljale’s Mera Mulk Mera Desh in 1996. Thanks to the internet we now know this.”

The third netizen tweeted, “Anu Malik made 1 billion people fool for complete 25 years and no one realized it, ek Gold medal to Anu Malik ka bhi banata hain.”

One of the Twitter users wrote, “Anu Malik ne Israel ka national anthem bhi churaya hua hai. Kya aadmi hai yaar. GOAT.”

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