Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the Pakistani vocalist, primarily known for his qawwali, has been an inspiration to many musicians across the globe. As per reports in Koi Moi, in a past conversation, Nusrat opened up about music composers copying his music. He went as far as complimenting Indian music composers Anu Malik and Viju Shah for doing ‘a good job’ while at it.

While interacting with Zee TV a few decades ago, Nusrat was asked about Indian music directors, who were inspired by his work. Responding to the question on who he thought made the ‘best copy’ of his songs and deserved the ‘best copy award’, the Pakistani musician said, “Not best copy, they have done good work. Viju Shah has done well. Anu Malik has also copied me well.”

While Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan answered the question, Viju Shah’s song Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast, from the 1994 film Mohra and Anu Malik’s Mera Piya Ghar Aaya, from the 1995 film Yaraana played in the background. Shah’s song was posturized on Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon while Malik’s track saw Madhuri Dixit showing off her moves.