Copyright issues aren't uncharted territory in Bollywood
With the amount of songs the Indian Film Industry produces, one song is
bound to overlap another. However, the question is -has the
song been intentionally lifted or not?
Falling into limelight for such an accusation is the upcoming sequel, Bheja Fry 2. Lyricist
Shabbir Abbas, has accused the team that the song "Ishq Ka Keeda" from
the film's music album has been composed by him, thus pronouncing it
While the production house has credited Ishq Bector as the
soul writer and composer of the song, Shabbir Abbas has stoutly refused
to accept that. He even informed director Sagar Bellary though a phone
call that he is the original creator of the song, but the director waved
him off thinking it to be a prank call. However, a few days later, the
same prank call became a reality check for Bellary when a legal notice
landed on his desk.
With the song being on air
for quite a while, the question now being asked is that if the song has
in fact been written by Shabbir Abbas, why didn't he claim offence
before now? Bellary was quick to answer, believing that Abbas is only
trying to gain some publicity and profit through the accusation.
BollyCurry can't help but be of the same opinion of Bellary. It's not like it hasn't happened before!