Weeks after controversy unfold over Indian film JugJugg Jeeyo copying Pakistani singer Abrarul Haq’s tune ‘Nach Punjaban’, one of many movie’s stars, Varun Dhawan, has thanked the singer for the tune, reiterating the manufacturing home’s declare that they personal the rights to it.
For a lot of Bollywood followers, the trailer for the film appeared just like the arrange for an ideal household movie that provided upbeat music, dance numbers, comedy and drama. However for Pakistanis, who heard the acquainted tune in it, it was one other addition to a protracted checklist of plagiarised work. Final month, Haq took to Twitter and accused Karan Johar and the filmmaker’s firm Dharma Productions of stealing his tune and mentioned he by no means bought them the rights to ‘Nach Punjaban’.
In an interview to Bollywood Hungama on Thursday, Varun Dhawan thanked Haq for his tune and mentioned that the movie’s music firm, T-Sequence, purchased the rights to the unique.
The Coolie No. 1 actor advised Bollywood Hungama, “I need to say to Abrar that he sung the tune so properly, the unique one. It’s superb, excellent and we liked it. Our music firm, they purchased the rights and now our tune is doing so properly, so thanks.”
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Beforehand, Haq had tweeted, “I have not sold my song ‘Nach Punjaban’ to any Indian movie and reserve the rights to go to court to claim damages. Producers like Karan Johar should not use copy songs. This is my 6th song being copied which will not be allowed at all.”
Later the music firm claimed that they purchased the rights and launch a press release that learn that each one due credit can be included when the music itself releases. It additionally mentioned that they acquired the rights by Moviebox Data Label that owns the copyrights to the tune.
Earlier this month, Haq had additionally shared a video of himself the place he mentioned, “A lot of fans have been asking me ‘why haven’t you gone to the court against Karan Johar and T-Series for stealing your song ‘Nach Punjaban’. The answer is yes I’m going to the court don’t worry. Merely saying that the credit has been given because the song is well written and would make their movie a hit. I never gave you the song, I never gave anybody the rights to my song. It belongs to me so I’ll get it back and I’m coming to the court, see you there.”
The tune within the movie is titled ‘The Punjabban Music’ and makes use of the very same tune as Haq’s authentic however options totally different lyrics. It was launched on Could 28 and was shared by Johar as the primary tune from the upcoming movie that noticed Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani and Neetu Singh dancing to the favored refrain and hook of Haq’s tune from his 2002 album Nach Punjaban.
This is not the one plagiarism declare confronted by the manufacturing home. Indian author Vishal A Singh had additionally claimed that JugJugg Jeeyo’s story had been copied from his story that he had pitched to Dharma Productions two years in the past in hopes of a collaboration.
The movie will hit the theatres in India tomorrow, June 24.