Pakistani singer cum politician Abrar Ul Haq on Saturday issued a legal notice to Movie Box of Internationally acclaimed Bollywood director Karan Johar with respect misappropriation of his song Nach Punjaban Nach.
My lawyers in United Kingdom have issued a Legal Notice to Movie Box with respect to the misappropriation of my song “Nach Punjaban”. More Updates will follow in the coming few days.@1Moviebox #NachPunjaban #StopStealingOurSongs
— Abrar Ul Haq (@AbrarUlHaqPK) June 25, 2022
Movie Box said that Nach Panjaban has been officially licensed for it to be included in the Film “JugJugg Jeeyo” by T Series.
“Karan Johar and Dharma Movies have the legal rights to use this song in their film and the tweet by Abrar Ul Haq earlier today is defamatory and completely unacceptable,” it claimed.
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.
— MOVIEBOX (@1Moviebox) May 22, 2022
A day earlier, Varun Dhawan praised Abrarul Haq for his iconic song Nach Punjaban claiming that the music company T-Series has bought the rights for the song.
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, the Coolie No. 1 actor thanked the Preeto hit-maker for singing the song “so well.”
“I want to say to Abrar that he sung the song so well, the original one,” the actor told the outlet. “It is amazing, outstanding and we loved it.”
He added, “Our music company, they bought the rights and now our song is doing so well, so thank you.”
After the trailer of Dhawan’s upcoming movie JugJugg Jeeyo was released, it created a controversy as it teased the Pakistani singer’s hit song in the movie which the singer claims he has not sold the rights to anyone.
In a tweet, Haq wrote, “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 Karan Johar should not use copy songs. This is my 6th song being copied which will not be allowed at all,” the tweet read.