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Pungi cleared of plagiarism

Iranian band Barobax, which had last month alleged that music composer Pritam had lifted their tune for the song Pungi Baja Kar, has now withdrawn the case.

bollywood Updated: Apr 14, 2012 01:54 IST
Iranian band Barobax

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Iranian band Barobax, which had last month alleged that music composer Pritam had lifted their tune for the song Pungi Baja Kar, has now withdrawn the case.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the band said, “We decided to withdraw the case filed against Mr. Pritam and others for the copying of a song of Barobax. After looking into the defences of Mr. Pritam and the analysis made by various experts, we have realised that Mr. Pritam is right and there is no copying of our song and so we understood that we cannot built a good case. We do not want to get into any further legal issue and so we are withdrawing the case. We sincerely
apologise to Mr. Pritam for all such and withdraw all our allegations made by us against him.”

In a case filed last month, the band had alleged that the initial portion of the song Pyaar Ki Pungi had been lifted without any change from the title track of their album, Soosan Khanoom, which was released on January 16, 2010.

In the notice, they said, “We demand the music director, producers and directors to refrain from releasing the song in the movie or use it to promote the movie. Failing to do so, the band shall be compelled to initiate proceedings to seek a restraining order and necessary compensation.”