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Rahat’s team denies Sadia’s claim of writing ‘Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye’

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s business director Salman Ahmed slammed the claims of actress Sadia Imam for having penned down Khan’s hit single, ‘Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye’, for Indian movie Kalyug in 2007.

In an interview to a private TV channel, Imam claimed that she is actually the original writer for both Rahat’s Bollywood single ‘Jiya Dhadak Jaye’ and ‘Zindagi Yeh Safar Hai’

Imam said, “I gave the lyrics to Rahat and the onus of giving me credits depended on his ethical values. Had I been given credits, both the songs would have remained under my name forever.”

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The actress was then asked why she was not given credit for the songs, to which Imam replied, “Rahat told me that he could not give me credit because the lyrics were written by a Pakistani and he could not show that in India.”

Ahmed, brushing off her claims, called out the actress for bringing up the issue at a time when his fans were celebrating his honorary Doctorate degree from Oxford University.

“It is in bad taste that when the whole world is celebrating Khan Saheb’s Doctorate from Oxford University, Ms. Imam would bring up something like this, that too after so many years,” said Salman Ahmed.

Ahmed even challenged the actress to prove her claims in court. “If she still claims that she is the brain behind penning the songs then she is more than welcome to present any proof, confirming the same, in court” further stated Ahmed.

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The co-composer of the song, Faisal Rafi, also turned down the claims of Sadia Imam. Rafi explained that he was with the team throughout the whole process of producing ‘Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye’.

“These are baseless claims. The entire song was made in my presence. Rahat came up with the melody in a taxi. We then went to Rohail’s place where he arranged and made the music for the Bollywood hit single,” said Rafi. He revealed that Asim Raza is the original lyricist of the song.

“Lyricist Asim Raza was then called in to pen down the lyrics which he did then and there while sitting at Rohail’s place,” added Rafi.

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, however, has not commented on the controversy yet. Pakistani celebrities these days are taking the legal course to settle their rifts, the case between Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar being the latest instance. Only time will tell if Rahat and Sadia will knock doors of the court to settle their matter.