The sensous number ‘Piya More’ from ‘Baadshaho’ starring Sunny Leone and Emraan Hashmi has landed in a controversy. The song that went on to become an instant hit on the internet is now rumoured to have been a copied song. Apparently, the song’s tunes have been lifted from ‘Nasha Sar Pe Chadke Bole’, from filmmaker Jai Prakash’s ‘Dee Saturday Night’. Jai Prakash now plans to undertake legal actions against composer Ankit Tiwari.
“They (makers of ‘Baadshaho’) must have asked Ankit to compose an item song and he conveniently lifted the song from my film. Ankit must have thought, ‘Film kisiko maloom nahi hai, producer flop baitha hua hai, kaun action lega?” he told Mid-day, adding that he was shocked to find ‘Piya More’ was an exact imitation of his film’s song.
“I discussed the matter with Ashoke Pandit (vice president of IMPPA) and other members of the committee. They insisted that I take legal action,” he added.
Ankit Tiwari, however, is in no mood to accept that his work was lifted from another. “The two songs are definitely not similar. If you get a music expert to listen to both songs, he’ll tell you about [the difference in their] tunes and chord progression,” he told the publication.
On the other hand, Jai Prakash regrets the fact that influential figures like Bhushan Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Milan Luthria who are spending crores on other aspects of films, can’t get original scores for their film.
“How would I know if the music composer has sent us a tune which is similar? Mr Jai Prakash should ideally contact Ankit Tiwari. The matter is between them,” Vinod Bhanusali, president of T-series, reacted to the matter.
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