Singer Abrar-ul-Haq called out Indian filmmaker Karan Johar for copying his song Nach Punjaban in the trailer for his upcoming film Jugjugg Jeeyo.
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 @karanjohar should not use copy songs. This is my 6th song being copied which will not be allowed at all.@DharmaMovies @karanjohar
— Abrar Ul Haq (@AbrarUlHaqPK) May 22, 2022
Abrar ul Haq immediately took Twitter to criticize Karan Johar after the trailer made rounds on social media platforms. He said he has not sold the rights to any Indian filmmaker.
Karan Johar-led Dharma Productions, on Monday, shared the much-awaited trailer of ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ starring Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Varun Dhawan and Neetu Kapoor. However, now it seems that the makers have landed themselves into trouble. Abrar ul Haq even stated that this is not the first but the sixth time that his song has been copied.
Netizens have criticized Karan Johar for using the song without Abrar-ul-Haq’s permission. They advised the singer to take action against the filmmaker.
After stealing the song "Booh e baariyan" now they stole our another song "Nach Punjaban"pic.twitter.com/Byz0d3xlBr
— Amnah Jabeen (@AmnahJPlus) May 22, 2022
@karanjohar I'm sure if you had taken permission from him, he would have given it to you for free, understand the difference between stealing or ethics. You can still give me credit where it's due. An artist spends years to make, and you ruin it in 5 mins
— Abhishek Chaudhary (@abhishekHSE) May 22, 2022
Credit should be given where it is due. Stealing someone’s hard work and calling it their own is not only wrong but also shameful. It is high time Pakistani singers get the recognition and acknowledgment they deserve from across the border.