Shah Rukh Khan sues a jewellery brand
SRK has sued jewellery brand Agni for illegally using the unreleased song Chamak Challo from RA.One at the recently held India International Jewellery Week. King Khan has asked for a hefty compensation of...bollywood Updated: Aug 19, 2011 10:51 IST
Shah Rukh Khan has sued jewellery brand Agni for illegally using the unreleased song Chamak Challo from RA.One at the recently held India International Jewellery Week.
The song by Akon featuring Kareena Kapoor was leaked online a few months back. Agni had used the song during the fourth day of the fashion week when Bollywood actor Amrita Rao had walked the ramp.
T-Series, which has the rights of the song, has sent a legal notice to the brand asking for a compensation of Rs 2 crore. Bhushan Kumar, head of T-Series, told Mid Day: "Yes, we have sent a legal notice to Agni for using our unreleased song without prior permission. It is an illegal thing to do. We are moving court and suing them for about Rs 2 crore. One needs to get a license to use any song for a show. However, for an unreleased song you cannot even obtain a license."
A source from SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment told the tabloid: "SRK was livid when he learnt that the unreleased number has been used by the brand. The scratch version of the song was leaked on the internet a few months ago, which was probably picked up by the jewellery brand. It is a very careless mistake. Surely they knew that the song requires license."