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Saif to sue producer over song rights

bollywood Updated: Jul 09, 2011 20:41 IST

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Saif Ali Khan, who got the rights of Pakistani singer Aarif Lohar's song Jugni for his home production Cocktail, is threatening to sue producer Sunil Bohra who has used the song in his upcoming film Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster.

Apparently, both the parties have taken permission to use the song from the Pakistani singer.

SaifThe song sequence starring Randeep Hooda and Mahie Gill is already being shot.

"I bought the song since it suited a particular sequence in my film. We do not own the copyright of the song but have a simple licensing deal. We do not have a problem with anybody else having the song. In fact, I wish them all the luck. Jugni is a beautiful song and it can be shot with 100 different actors in 100 different ways without it losing its charm," Bohra told Mumbai Mirror.

However, Saif Ali Khan isn't so modest about the whole episode.

"We have got the rights to Aarif Lohar's Jugni and I am not aware what the other producer has bought. It is a folk song and there are many different versions. We have got the rights from Coke Studio and Aarif Lohar. No other producer can use it. If any other producer uses it, we will sue them. They can meet us in court," Saif told the tabloid.

The promos of Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster will release with Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara next week, reportedly.