Dr Zeus Accuses ‘Bala’ Makers of Plagiarism; Badshah Apologises
Dr Zeus threatened legal action against <i>Bala </i>makers for recreating his song ‘Don’t Be Shy’
Dr Zeus threatened legal action against Bala makers for recreating his song ‘Don’t Be Shy’(Photo: The Quint)

Dr Zeus Accuses ‘Bala’ Makers of Plagiarism; Badshah Apologises

Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bala doesn’t seem to be getting rid of controversies, as singer-composer Dr Zeus has accused the makers, Maddock Films, of plagiarism for recreating his song ‘Don’t Be Shy’ without due credits. He also accused the music label, Sony Music and composers Sachin-Jigar of ‘riding off his old hits.’

He took to Twitter to lash out at the makers and wrote, “Are u guys taking the p*** @sonymusicindia @MaddockFilms @Its_Badshah @SonyMusicUK @SachinJigarLive wen did u compose don’t b shy & kangna.. more to the point how dare u guys b riding off ma old hits & f***** them up??? Ya need to get original. My lawyers will b in touch.”

The song was released on Friday and has been sung by Badshah and Shalmali Kholgade. Dr Zeus wasn’t given credits for the song originally, but after the controversy was stirred, his name was added in the credits list.

While Badshah spoke about the controversy and supported Dr Zeus, the makers are yet to comment on it. Badshah tweeted, “I am aware of the situation. I want to start by saying that I love And respect @drzeusworld paaji immensely and he knows it. He has the right to get angry with me because he’s my senior and I’ve learnt a lot from him.”

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“I got on the song, which has been recreated by my dear friends Sachin Jigar, only after making sure we had the necessary rights. But still if there’s any misunderstanding, I’ll make sure it gets cleared asap. I support Zeus Paaji.”

Appreciating Badshah’s comments, Dr Zeus took to Twitter to thank him for the same.

He has also requested fans to not lash out against the actors or singers, saying it’s not their fault but the label’s.

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Earlier, Bala was in news as Sunny Singh starrer Ujda Chamans trailer was also found to be dealing with the same subject, and rumours are rife about Bala being in legal trouble for the same.

Ayushmann’s last film Dreamgirl too was in similar trouble for its song ‘Dhagala Lagli’ as Saregama India, the original Marathi song’s music label, had filed a petition against the makers for copyright violation in Delhi High Court. Eventually, the song was pulled down from all digital platforms.

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