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KJo accused of plagiarism

Pakistani musician Abrar Ul Haq has accused Karan Johar's Dharma Productions for copying his song 'Nach Panjaban'. T-Series has, however, rubbished the singer's claims and stated that the song was legally acquired. Here's how the drama unfolded on Twitter...

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The trailer of Karan Johar's upcoming film 'Jugjugg Jeeyo' was recently launched. But as soon as it caught frenzy among movie lovers, it invited trouble for the makers. Pakistani musician Abrar Ul Haq has accused Dharma Productions of copying his song 'Nach Punjaban' without permission.

The musician took to Twitter and threatened legal action against Dharma Productions for copying the song.

In the tweet, Haq said, "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."

The official Twitter account of T-Series refuted Haq's claims and shared that the song was 'legally acquired'.

"We have legally acquired the rights to adapt the song 'Nach Punjaban' from the album Nach Punjaban released on iTunes on 1st January, 2002 and is also available on Lollywood Classics' YouTube channel, owned and operated by Moviebox Records Label, for the film 'Jugjugg Jeeyo' produced by Dharma Productions," the tweet said.

Moviebox Records Label also refuted Haq's claims and called his accusation completely unacceptable.

"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," the Moviebox Records Label tweeted.

However, Haq threatened a legal action. Responding to Moviebox Records Label's tweet, he shared, "Song “Nach Punjaban” has not been licensed to any one. If someone is claiming it , then produce the agreement. I will be taking legal action. #NachPunjaban."

This is not the first time Bollywood has been accused of plagiarism. Earlier, several musicians and actors have been accused of copying foreign content and claiming them to be original.

Jugjugg Jeeyo stars Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Kiara Advani. The film is set to release on June 24.

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