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Salman Khan's Dabangg 2: Pandeyjee song spurs controversy

Agencies  New Delhi, December 19, 2012
First Published: 13:40 IST(19/12/2012) | Last Updated: 14:18 IST(19/12/2012)

If you've heard and liked Pandeyjee Seeti Bajaye song from Dabangg 2, listen also to Chalat Musafir from Teesri Kasam(1966). You might sense the similarity immediately.  

A daily reports that yesteryear lyricist and filmmaker Shailendra’s family is unhappy with the song Pandeyjee Seeti Bajaye from Dabangg 2 for this very reason. 

Bombay Times quotes Priyanka Shaily Shailendra, filmmaker's who avers: “There’s definitely an issue of copyright infringement...No consent was taken from the family. So, we have raised the issue that some acknowledgement be given to Shailendra and Shankar-Jaikishen.” She has sent a legal notice to the producers and associates of the film, says the tabloid.
 
On the other hand composers Sajid-Wajid maintain that it’s a folk tune, so they didn’t buy the rights. BT quotes Sajid: “Our lawyer has replied to the legal notice. We’ve used a folk tune, which is a national property and brought it out for today’s generation.”

Earlier, a special screening of the movie Rowdy Rathore was held for Delhi Police's SWAT (Special Weapon and Techniques) team with actor Akshay Kumar.



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