Bollywood music-composers have to often go through grilling on
whether a track is rip-off of an already composed song. And latest
in the news is 'Dil Le Jaa' (Toh Baat Pakki) which according to
some critics resemble 'Yaara Dhol Bajake' (Dhol) a lot.
However, there is someone associated with the music of 'Toh Baat
Pakki" who rubbishes all the allegations and he is none other than
lyricist of the film- Shabbir Ahmed.
Shabbir gives an explanation, supporting Pritam Chakraborty and
says, “No, that"s not true; look there are just seven musical notes
and chances of two songs to sound a bit similar is bound to happen.
That doesn"t mean- it is a rip-off. For instance, take the case A.R
Rahman composition 'Chiggy Wiggy" from 'Blue". Would it be right to
say- it is a rip-off of 'Akela Hai Mr. Khiladi Miss. Khiladi
Chahiye" (Mr. And Mrs. Khiladi) though the tune is quite similar?
Definitely a big no! Same goes for all songs which sound alike,
including 'Dil Le Jaa'."
Wonder, what critics and 'aam janta" has to say on Shabbir
Ahmed"s remarks now!