Israel’s first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020 has landed Anu Malik on the Twitter trends list. As per traditions, the Israeli flag was raised and their national anthem, Hatikvah, was played after Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won the country’s first-ever Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics on Sunday. However, when it was discovered that Anu Malik composed song Mera Mulk Mera Desh from the film Diljale is actually a copy of Israel’s national anthem, Twitter had a field day creating memes and cracking hilarious jokes.
Several Twitter users criticised the musician for plagiarising a country’s national anthem.
Meanwhile, Kumar Sanu and Aditya Narayan sang the patriotic song Mera Mulk Mera Desh, which was composed by Anu Malik and released in 1996.