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Pakistani Qawwal Sabri to take legal action against ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ makers for song "Bhar Do Jholi "

July 23, 2015 04:44 PM
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Salman Khan's film 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' caught in controversy over its song "Bhar Do Jholi".

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Pakistani Salman Khan's film 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' was being eagerly anticipated by not only Indians but by countless fans of his as well in Pakistan. However, a controversial matter has arisen over the film's song sung by Adnan Sami Khan

"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," Amjad said.

A legal battle by the Qawwali's original producers have ensued, with Amjad Sabri claiming that he was not contacted before 'revamping' the popular Qawwali into the popular song for 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'. Pakistan's biggest record label EMI and Amjad have announced that they would be taking legal action against the makers of 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'.

Son of the famous Ghulam Farid Sabri, Amjad stated that the Qawwali was revamped without his permission and that the Qawwali was his family property.

"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," Amjad 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," EMI General Manager Zeeshan Chaudhry.

The song has gone viral ever since it was released for all to see. The video features Adnan Sami Khan singing "Bhar Do Jholi" whilst Salman carries a girl on his back, clearly on a determined journey. 

 

 

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