Responding to the legal threat by qawwal Amjad Sabri and a Pakistani recording company, singer and music composer Adnan Sami says that Bhar do jholi qawwali has been sung by many artists and it’s unfair to threaten him, who has also sung it in Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Adnan, who is accused of singing the Sabri’s version without acquiring permission says, “So many qawwals have sung it that after a point it becomes a part of world’s culture. I know EMI turned around to say that they have rights on the qawwali, but there are over 20 versions of it. If Sabris sold the rights to EMI then they should send legal notice to every person who has sung it.”
The 41-year old hasn’t received any legal notice yet and considers this a result of some misunderstanding. “I think they were slightly misinformed, because I am not the composer of the film. I have just sung it. Even the composer (Pritam) or the filmmaker have never said that the song does not belong to Sabri,” Sami says.