India’s leading record label, T-Series has been forced to issue a statement after it was accused of “theft” by the singer Abrar Ul Haq for the use of his song “Nach Punjaban” in the film ‘JugJugg Jeeyo’.
On Sunday, makers of the film, Dharma Productions released the trailer of the Varun Dhawan and Anil Kapoor starrer, which includes a snippet of the song. Since then, there has been outrage by Pakistani music fans over the song.
Abrar Ul Haq blasted the use of the song with a tweet on Sunday night, “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.”
Responding to this, T-Series released a statement, “We have legally acquired the rights to adapt the song #NachPunjaban released on iTunes on 1st January, 2002 & available on Lollywood Classics’ YouTube channel, owned by @1Moviebox, for #JugJuggJeeyo produced by @DharmaMovies.”