Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ in a legal tangle
Superstar Salman Khan is gearing for the release of his film Bajrangi Bhaijaan on Eid. The Dabangg Khan starrer is already making waves with it’s trailer and song. Recently the maker of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ have released a new song ‘Bhar do jholi Meri’, sung by Pakistani singer Adnan Sami.
The qawwali went viral soon after its release, it was originally sung by Amjad Sabri. Now Pakistan’s record label EMI Pakistan and Amjad Sabri qawwal, have decided to take action against the makers of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.
Amjad Sabri said, “Revamping the qawwali without my permission or consent is simply unethical and inappropriate This is not an ordinary Kalaam; it’s the property of my family and will continue to be so for the coming seven generations. This is an asset of my father Ghulam Farid Sabri and my uncle Maqbool Sabri. They have not done justice to the heritage of our elders and I have hired a lawyer to sort out this matter.”
Zeeshan Chaudary of EMI Pakistan said, “The Qawwali ‘Bhar do Jholi’ is an EMI product which was not only released by EMI Pakistan but also recorded and produced under our banner. None of the authorities involved in the making of Bajrangi Bhaijan approached us to acquire the rights to the qawwali and as a result, we have sent them legal notices.”
We shall keep you updated on this matter soon, but for now ‘Bajrangi Bhaijan’ is all set to release on Eid.