Singer Abrarul Haq, who just lately referred to as out Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and T-Sequence for lifting his 2002 hit Nach Punjaban for the prior’s upcoming movie Jugjugg Jeeyo, is now adamant on taking authorized motion towards the filmmaker for utilizing his music.
It seems the time has handed when Bollywood might get away with stealing tracks by merely “crediting” those that made the originals in a YouTube video. Haq was silenced after calling out the Indian giants and isn’t planning to accept a mere point out. Judging from his newest video message, he doesn’t discover any comfort in the truth that such a famend filmmaker and report label has rehashed and used his chartbusting quantity both.
On Saturday, the singer took to Twitter and shared a clip of himself saying, “A variety of followers have been asking me ‘Why have not you went to court docket towards Karan Johar and T-Sequence for stealing your music Nach Punjaban?’ The reply is, sure, I’ll the court docket don’t be concerned. Merely saying that the credit score has been given as a result of the music is effectively written and would make their film successful. I by no means gave you the music, I by no means gave anyone the rights to my music. It belongs to me so I am going to get it again and I am coming to the court docket, see you there!”
On Could 28, Johar launched the music video for the much-debated-upon music titled The Punjaabban Tune, which noticed the JugJugg Jeeyo forged comprising of Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani and Neetu Singh, dancing to the favored refrain and hook of Haq’s 2002 album Nach Punjaban’s title observe of the identical identify. The video description mentions the singers and lyricist behind the music. It options Haq’s identify after Tanishk Bagchi. And that isn’t sufficient for Haq.
In his newest tweet, Haq has tagged the report label T-Sequence and Moviebox who haven’t but responded on Twitter. Each had beforehand said they “legally aquired” Nach Punjaban after Haq levelled a plagiarism allegation towards them.
On Could 22, the Billo singer had tweeted, “I’ve not bought my music Nach Punjaban to any Indian film and reserve the rights to go to court docket to say damages. Producers like Karan Johar mustn’t use cop[ied] songs. That is my 6th music being copied [and it] is not going to be allowed.”
Whereas written and carried out by Abrar, it’s pertinent to say right here that Nach Punjaban is sourced to Moviebox Birmingham Restricted on Spotify. Following Abrar’s tweet, the UK report label’s Twitter deal with issued an announcement of its personal, making Abrar’s case weaker. The label said that Nach Punjaban had been formally licensed to be included within the movie and that Johar and his manufacturing firm have the authorized rights to make use of the it for his or her upcoming film. Additionally they referred to as the 53-year-old singer’s tweet “defamatory” and “fully unacceptable”.
Abrar, albeit, tweeted once more, claiming his music has not been licensed to any entity. “Nach Punjaban has not been licensed to anybody. If somebody is claiming it, then produce the settlement. I shall be taking authorized motion,” he shared, adamant.
With an altered bridge and considerably the identical refrain, The Punjaabban Tune makes use of the identical tune and guitar hook as Haq’s Nach Punjaban, along with some variation in lyrics. JugJugg Jeeyo is directed by Raj Mehta and is a joint manufacturing between Johar’s Dharma Productions and Viacom18 Studios. The movie is about to launch in Indian cinemas on June 24 this yr.
The Specific Tribune had reached out to Abrar through textual content and name, nevertheless, the singer didn’t reply to any request for a remark. Johar and the forged have not commented on the claims made by Haq both.
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