Bollywood has hardly ever tried to recreate a song without a rap verse or two in it. The makers of Baadshaho were indeed one of the few to do so by having the classic track Keh Doon Tumhe remade for the film, in which they insisted to have NO rap in it whatsoever.
No sooner than its release, the song went viral and garnered love from all corners. But, now we hear that the song is not going to make it to the final cut of the film.
It so happened that the original copyright holder, Rajiv Rai, the owner of Trimurti Films, filed a copyright infringement case against T-Series and walked away with the verdict in his favor.
Speaking about the same, Rajiv said, “When you make a song, you sometimes give the remix rights to the music company. But, in this case, we had not given the rights to Polydor. So when T-Series took the remix rights from Universal, the company told them categorically that if Trimurti Films sues them, they will have to fight it out. It’s not just a fight for me, but for all producers in Bollywood.”
However, this isn’t the first time that Rajiv’s company has faced such a loss. Talking about the same, he said, “Not many producers bother confronting a music company. Earlier, many of my songs like Oye Oye [Tridev, 1989] and Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast [Mohra, 1994] were recreated. The concerned people said that I have given them permission. But, truth is, nobody ever sought my permission, nor did I ever make a penny out of it.”
Bhushan Kumar, the head honcho of T-Series confirmed the absence of the song from the final cut of the film by saying, “We’ve always bought recreation rights from the respective music companies. This is the first time that the rights were fractured. We have dropped the song from the movie and pulled it down from all networks.”
Well, disappointing, ain’t it?
Baadshaho is all set to create a sandstorm from this Friday onwards. Are you ready?
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