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Pakistani Singer Abrar Ul Haq Sends Legal Notice To UK Based Record Label Claiming Song Ownership




By: Krishma | July 2, 2022

Popular Pakistani singer Abrar Ul Haq has been making a lot of headlines from past few days after he alleged Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar and his company Dharma Productions of stealing his song ‘Nach Punjaban’ for their film, 'Jugjugg Jeeyo’. Also Read : Say What! 'Jugjugg Jeeyo’s Plot Is Similar To Punjabi Film ‘Love Punjab’?

Now, recently, the singer on Saturday has issued a legal notice to Moviebox Birmingham Limited, a UK record label for the ‘misappropriation’ of his song (‘Nach Punjaban’). The legal notice comes a day after the singer had said that he will be taking legal action against Karan Johar for stealing the song. Taking to Twitter on Haq said: “My lawyers in the United Kingdom have issued a legal notice to Moviebox with respect to the misappropriation of my song Nach Punjaban.” He said that he will share the updates soon with people. The singer ended his tweet with the hashtag “Stop Stealing Our Songs”.

Moviebox has not yet responded to the legal notice by Abrar-ul-Haq. The original Nach Panjaban song has been written and produced by Abrar-ul-Haq. Nach Punjaban is sourced to Spotify from Moviebox. Also Read : Thank God! This Punjabi Singer Trio Just Escaped SpiceJet Flight Unfortunate Incident

Let us tell you, earlier also the singer had tweeted, “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 @karanjohar should not use copy songs. This is my 6th song being copied which will not be allowed at all.”

In response to the tweet, Moviebox had tweeted that the song had been officially licensed to be included in the film and that Johar and his company had the legal rights to use it in the upcoming movie. They also called the 53-year-old singer’s tweet “defamatory” and “completely unacceptable”.

However, the singer still stated that his song had not been ‘licensed’ to anyone and urged those making such a claim to produce an agreement.

Reacting to the same, record label T-Series had also issued a statement on Twitter and said that they had “legally acquired the rights to adapt the song ‘Nach Punjaban’ that was ... available on Lollywood Classics' YouTube channel, owned by Movie Box.”

 



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