Abrar Ul Haq vs Karan Johar
Abrar ul Haq, who recently called out Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and T-Series for using his 2002 hit Nach Punjaban for the filmmaker’s next film Jugjugg Jeeyo, is now intent on pursuing legal action against the filmmaker.
A legal battle
Bollywood has always been able to get away with ripping music by merely “crediting” the creators of the originals in a YouTube video. But Abrar Ul Haq is planning not to back down. According to his most recent video message, he finds no solace in the fact that such a well-known director and record company have rehashed and repurposed his chart-topping hit.
The musician took to Twitter on Saturday to share a video of himself saying, “A lot of fans have been asking me ‘Why haven’t you went to 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!”
What actually happened?
On May 28, Johar published the music video for The Punjaabban Song, which featured the JugJugg Jeeyo cast of Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani, and Neetu Singh dancing to the popular chorus and hook of Haq’s 2002 album Nach Punjaban’s title single of the same name. And adds the name of Abrar in the description. After Tanishk Bagchi, it features Haq’s name.
Abrar, on the other hand, has stated that it’s not licensed to anyone. “Nach Punjaban has not been licensed to anyone. If someone is claiming it, then produce the agreement. I will be taking legal action, he stated emphatically.
Let’s hope for the best!
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