Pakistani pop singer Abrar-Ul-Haq is not impressed with Bollywood as his popular Punjabi song ‘Nach Punjaban Nach’ has been allegedly copied by Karan Johar for his upcoming movie JugJugg Jeeyo.
Another Jug Jugg Jeeyo copying controversy: Pakistani singer Abrar Ul Haq accuses Karan Johar of copying his blockbuster hit ‘Nach Punjaban’ https://t.co/u52EnNUzux
— OpIndia.com (@OpIndia_com) May 23, 2022
Abrar, in a tweet, stated that no entity had licensed the song. He asked for the agreement if anyone claimed to do so.
Song “Nach Punjaban” has not been licensed to any one. If someone is claiming it , then produce the agreement. I will be taking legal action.#NachPunjaban
— Abrar Ul Haq (@AbrarUlHaqPK) May 22, 2022
However, the UK based music production house MOVIEBOX claims that Karan had all rights to use the song. It added that the tweet by Abrar was unacceptable as it was an attempt at defamation.
Nach Panjaban has been officially licensed for it to be included in the Film “JugJugg Jeeyo” by @TSeries. @karanjohar & @DharmaMovies have the legal rights to use this song in their film and the tweet by @AbrarUlHaqPK earlier today is defamatory and completely unacceptable.
— MOVIEBOX (@1Moviebox) May 22, 2022
Earlier, Hadiqa Kiani had lashed out at Kanika Kapoor for copying her song ‘Boohey Barian’ without buying the rights. Kanika said that it was a folk piece, and she had used only the first verse of the soundtrack.