I am against remixing, its a crime: Gulzar

Jaipur: His shift towards songs like `Beedi` and `Kajrare` raised many eyebrows and Oscar-winning lyricist Gulzar says it is a reflection of changing times.

But the 74-year-old song-writer is completely against one trend, that of remixing old songs, and he is not ready to listen to the excuse of changing times here. Gulzar feels that it is a crime against the cinematic history of India.

"I am against remixing. The songs are now used only to dance. Who are you to temper with someone else`s creation," Gulzar told a packed audience at the ongoing Jaipur literature festival.

"I blame the present generation for destroying cinematic history. It is like repainting Ajanta and Ellora.

They don`t need a song to listen, they want to dance on the tunes and thus wreck havoc on the old songs.