Indian filmmaker Karan Johar steals Abrar-ul-Haq song ‘Nach Punjaban’ for Jug Jugg Jeeyo
May 23, 2022 11:16 AM
Indian filmmaker and top film director of Bollywood and Karan Johar has landed himself in troubled water yet again. Under his banner Dharma Productions and starring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor in the lead roles, the trailer for family comedy-drama ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ in which entire star cast was dancing to the famous Punjabi song Nach Punjaban which was originally sang by Pakistani singer Abrar-ul-Haq.
Abrar was quick to respond to Karan Johar, "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.”
His next tweet read, "Song “Nach Punjaban” has not been licensed to anyone. If someone is claiming it, then produce the agreement. I will be taking legal action. #NachPunjaban". Abrar's song came out in the early 2000s and was a chartbuster across South Asia.
Abrar’s first album as a singer ‘Billo De Ghar’ was released in 1995 and sold over 40 million copies worldwide which led to him earning the title 'King of Pakistani Pop'.
Now, Abrar-Ul-Haq is actively involved in politics and is also a major philanthropist.
As per Indian media reports, as of now, no one from the Dharma Productions has responded to this claim by the Pakistani singer-songwriter.
Coming to Jug Jugg Jeeyo, the film directed by Raj Mehta is slated to release on June 24 across theatres worldwide.