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'Teri mitti' writer Manoj Muntashir: Credit to lyricist not a favour, it is our right

'Teri mitti' writer Manoj Muntashir: Credit to lyricist not a favour, it is our right

By Arundhuti Banerjee

Mumbai, Sep 10 (Ians) New-age Bollywood lyricist Manoj Muntashir says recognition is the right of every creative person. He adds that although award-winning lyricists do get due recognition these days, there still exists an ignorance about lyrics writers, which discourages many budding talents to pursue good writing.

"One has to give due credit to the lyricist and some of my colleagues including Swanand Kirkire, Varun Grover, Amitabh Bhattacharya and others are raising their voice in the matter. Look, no one is doing a favour by giving credit to a lyricist. It is our right, not a prize. I am not talking it for myself because I always got my credit. But many budding lyricists do not get that and the fact surely is a sign of discouragement," Muntashir told Ians.

The lyricist who has written some memorable songs lately, including "Teri mitti" in last year's Akshay Kumar-starrer

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