Calling BMC A 'Bully' Music Composer Vishal Dadlani Defends RJ Malishka's Viral Song

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| July 20 , 2017 , 15:40 IST

Music composer and singer Vishal Dadlani has come out in defence of Radio Jockey Malishka Mendonsa's viral song on the difficulties that Mumbai locals are facing due to monsoon rains and the unpreparedness of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Malishka's Marathi song ‘Mumbai Tula BMC var Bharosa Nai Kai (Mumbai…don’t you have faith in BMC)’ raised the ire of the Shiv Sena-led BMC and resulted in Shiv Sena leaders Amey Ghole, and Samadhan Sarvankar calling for a Rs 500 crore defamation suit against RJ Malishka and 93.5 Red FM. BMC also served a notice to Mendonsa's mother for 'facilitating mosquito breeding' at their residence.

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Vishal Dadlani defended the RJ, and was quoted as saying "Malishka putting her grievances into a song, is her fundamental right as a citizen, and a service to her fellow-citizens. In these bizarre times where dissent is immediately censured and punished, it’s a brave and much-needed effort."

He added, "I spoke to friends within both, the Shiv Sena and the BMC today, and they say her song even blames them for matters outside their jurisdiction, such as drainage on railway land. Hence the “defamation” threat. That said, does the “malaria” case they’ve slapped on her, come across as vengeful bullying on the BMC’s part? It certainly does, whether it is or not."

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Calling the problems Malishka described in the song as real, Vishal said "Honestly, I hope the BMC takes cognizance of the issues Malishka has spoken of, and serves its people, rather than appearing to churlishly bully them into silence. The cases are silly, they should be withdrawn. The problems are real, they should be solved."

RJ Malishka's song, which was published on July 10, blames BMC for the woes that locals have to face every year due to monsoons, from potholes on the roads to traffic jams and railway disruptions. The light hearted song comes in the wake of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena having assured a 'trouble-free monsoon' for Mumbaikars.

View the viral song below: