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Abrar-ul-Haq slams Karan Johar for ‘stealing’ his song Nach Punjaban

The singer clarified that the song “Nach Punjaban” has not been licensed to anyone. If someone is claiming it, then produce the agreement. I will be taking legal action.”

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Pakistani singer Abrar-ul-Haq has accused Bollywood director Karan Johar of “stealing” his song Nach Punjaban for his upcoming movie. Haq says Dharma Productions used his song without his permission.

Abrar-ul-Haq had sung the originally in 2002. Dharma Production shared the trailer of the song on its Twitter account on Sunday. “A family is built on love, laughter, tears, forgiveness, and togetherness! Experience all of it at the same time with this special parivaar and their reunion filled with surprises! #JJJTrailer out now – https://bit.ly/JJJTrailer #JugJuggJeeyo coming to cinemas on 24th June!,” said Dharma Productions in a tweet.

Reacting to the song in the movie, Abrar-ul-Haq said: “I have not sold my song Nach Punjaban to any Indian movie and reserve the right to go to court to claim damages. Producers like @karanjohar should not use copy songs. This is my 6th song being copied which will not be allowed at all.”

Movie Box called the tweet of Abrar-ul-Haq defamatory and said that the song has been licensed. “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,” said Movie Box in a tweet.

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Later the singer clarified that the song “Nach Punjaban” has not been licensed to anyone. If someone is claiming it, then produce the agreement. I will be taking legal action.”

Pakistani Twitter users are criticizing Bollywood for plagiarizing the song without the permission of the singer. Lately, there has been a growing trend of Bollywood producers and musicians copying and recreating Pakistani songs in the movies.

Earlier, Bollywood had recreated the Pakistani song ‘Zaalima Coca Cola’ for its upcoming anti-Pakistan war movie featuring Nora Fatehi. The song of legendary Pakistani singer Noor Jehan has been used in the upcoming movie by Ajay Devgn named ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’.