The use of Pakistani songs in Bollywood films has long been a source of contention. They have never agreed to that, despite the fact that evidence or lyrics clearly reveal it to be true.
Still, they’ve been doing it for almost a decade, and no one can say anything to them but the artists themselves.
Abrar ul Haq, Pakistan’s most popular musician, recently accused Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions of exploiting his song Nach Punjaban in its upcoming film Jugjugg Jeeyo “without gaining rights.”
Yes, Dharma Productions was responsible for the song to which every Pakistani man danced. Abrar Ul Haq claimed ownership of the music in a series of tweets, threatening legal action if they were not removed.
Karan Johar is being sued by Abrar ul Haq for exploiting his song “Nach Punjaban.”
Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Neetu Singh, and Anil Kapoor, who star in Jugjugg Jeeyo, just revealed the official trailer of the upcoming film on their Instagram accounts.
In the middle of the trailer, the same chorus, Nach Punjaban, begins to play. The original, from Abrar’s album of the same name, was released in 2002.
The trailer quickly went viral on the internet, prompting the man to come forward. “I have not sold my song Nach Punjaban to any Indian movie and reserve the rights to go to court to claim damages,” the musician wrote on his official Twitter account.
“Producers like Karan Johar should not use copied tunes,” the Billo hitmaker continued, tagging KJo. This is the sixth time my song has been duplicated, and it will not be tolerated.”
“Nach Panjaban has been legally licenced for inclusion in the film Jugjugg Jeeyo by T-Series,” MOVIEBOX responded on Twitter. Karan Johar and Dharma Movies have the legal right to utilise this music in their film, and Abrar ul Haq’s post from earlier today is libellous and unacceptably offensive.”
Things began to take shape.
Abrar took to Twitter once more, alleging that his song had not been licenced to anyone. “No one has been granted a licence to use Nach Punjaban. Produce the agreement if someone is claiming it. “I’m going to file a lawsuit,” he stated emphatically.
The big fish then jumped into the heated debate, and T series also issued a comment. “T-Series has legally acquired the rights to adapt the song Nach Punjaban from the album Nach Punjaban released on iTunes on January 1, 2002 and is also available on Lollywood Classics’ YouTube channel, owned and operated by 1 Moviebox Records Label, for the film Jug JuggJeeyo produced by Dharma Movies,” it stated, dismissing Abrar’s claims. When the song is released, all due credits will be included across all platforms.”
It claims that “the said song copyrights exclusively vest in Moviebox with all valid paperwork, as represented by 1 Moviebox Records Label.”
Not only that, but Somen Mishra, screenwriter and Head of Creative Development (Script) at Dharma Productions, has now joined T Series’ ranks. Somen published Moviebox’s tweet to respond to the allegations on the microblogging site.
“I have no idea how people perform cinema journalism without knowing the fundamentals, which are similar to the fundamentals of business, thoda padh likh lo, check Karo, how these things function, see the music label.” Daag do tweet, script ho ya music, ata na pata. The issue is that every imbecile has a Twitter account.”
A man has threatened to file a lawsuit against Karan Johar.
He also published a report from an Indian outlet about a man accusing Karan of plagiarising his narrative for Jugjugg Jeeyo. “Man threatens to sue Karan Johar for copying his script to make Jugjugg Jeeyo,” according to an excerpt of the plagiarism claim.
“Arre Bhai ‘the guy’ must sue, tweet karke threaten karna kya RTs count badhana bus,” someone said. SWA excels in such situations and in the courts. He’ll have to approach. In any case, we don’t comment on rumours and speculation. “Nothing has been received by our legal staff.”
Karan Johar was recently accused of plagiarism by an Indian artist named Vishal A Singh. According to India Today, Vishal claims that Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions plagiarised his Bunny Rani storyline for Jugjugg Jeeyo.
He also took the issue to Twitter, where he provided screenshots, claiming that he had forwarded excerpts of his script to the production studio, but that the film was made without his input or knowledge.