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      Salman Khan defends Pritam

      By Raymond Ronamai

      Music composer Pritam Chakraborty has been dogged by controversies ever since the music of Ready turned a big hit. Anu Malik claimed that the song “Mein karoon toh saala" resembles one of his songs. Another person has accused him of lifting his lyrics. However, Salman Khan, who plays the lead role in Ready, has defended Pritam.

      On asked about the alleged lyrics lifting by Pritam, Salman replied that the music composer is not answerable to that question, as he is not the lyricist. He also cleared the airs on Anu Malik's claim by saying that Pritam has turned his flop tune into a big hit.

      Pritam revealed that he was touched by Salman's gesture. “I am not very good at defending myself, so when Salman defended me I became emotional. In fact when I came back to my room, Bhai came in, touched my shoulder and said, 'I have cleared all the points the media had against you dude. I hope you are okay now. Nobody will trouble you after this!" Mid-Day quoted the composer as saying.

      The composer is not going to take false allegations lying down anymore. “It's very disheartening that people come up with false and baseless allegations all the time. I have asked my legal team to respond to every accusation, in court," he said.

      Producer Bhushan Kumar has said that the court has dismissed the petition of the person, who claimed that the lyrics were lifted from one of his songs. He added that it was so sweet of Salman to come to Pritam's defence at a time when he was going through hard times.

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