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      Pritam files legal case against Turkish songwriter

      By Kalyani Prasad Keshri

      Music director Pritam Chakraborty has filed a criminal complaint against Turkish songwriter Mohammed Azam who has been threatening him, saying that he would degrade his image infront of the press. Azam claims that Pritam had stolen (plagiarised) a song written by him.

      A few days ago, Azam had filed a case against Pritam alleging that he has plagiarised his lyrics for the popular song 'Character Dheela Hai' from Salman Khan's Ready. But on Wednesday, the Bombay High Court dismissed Azam"s petition, stating that Pritam was not the lyricist.

      When later Pritam received threatening messages, he was compelled to take legal actions. Reportedly the frequent threatening messages had become a mental torture for the star composer. Azam however, claims that he had registered the song with the Writers Association in July 2007. He filed a plagiarism case against Pritam in a Mumbai Court, but lost in May 23, 2011. He then appealed in the Bombay High Court and was again dismissed by Justice AR Joshi who found no merit in the case. Pritam"s lawyer Henal Dhruva Vakharia confirmed the news saying that the composer had to take a legal action this time.

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