Punjabi singer Lavi Dhindsa, popular for his song 'Tait Goriye', Chandigarh Badnaam', 'Zehar Wargi', and others has recently fallen in legal trouble over plagiarism!
The second one involved is Canadian resident Sam Gill. The duo allegedly forged a lyricist of his song and earned lakhs by posting it on YouTube. The song was titled 'Kaafile'. This prompted the police to register a fraud case against them and one of their accomplices.
Released on the official YouTube channel of Haani Records, 'Kaafile' was credited on the following names:
Singer: Lavi Dhindsa ft Sultaan
Lyrics: Sam Gill
Motion Poster: Burning Light Studios
Project BY: Preet Gill
Producer: Sam Gill
Evidently, the lyricist as mentioned above is Sam Gill.
But, a resident of Kharar, named Gopal, has claimed that the song was originally written by him and it was used fraudulently by this team.
Gopal(a professional lyricist who has already written more than 50 songs) got the song registered and secured its copyrights. He had shared the lyrics with this team as they were his old acquaintances. An informal deal was struck between them on a condition that Dhindsa wil not voice the song and also that any profits earned by the song will have to be shared with Gopal.
However, no formal agreement was signed.
Lavi, Sam and their accomplice Jaspreet then allegedly prepared a fake agreement, forging the signature of Gopal.
According to TOI, Gopal stated, "The accused threatened me not to file a police complaint, dropping the names of top politicians and higher police officials."