The Calcutta High Court restrained the use of the 1981 hit song
Apni to jayse tayse
from Amitabh Bachchan-starrer
in the Sajid Khan-directed
, which premiered today.
In an interim stay till June 2, Justice Nadira Patherya today restrained producer Sajid Nadiadwala from the cinematic use of the Kalyanji-Anandji number in the new film, where it has been remixed with another song
Anandji and the heirs of music directors Kalyanji had filed a suit before the High Court claiming that the producers of
had used the song
Apni to jayse tayse, thodi aise ya vayse
without the copyright.
Heirs of Prakash Mehra, producer of Lawaris, also filed a separate suit before the court claiming that the song was written by the late Mehra and the right to the lyrics remained with them.
After hearing the two songs, which had similarities prima facie, Justice Patherya ordered the injunction restraining the defendants from using the number till June 2.
Justice Patherya directed the parties to file affidavits in two weeks and the matter would be heard again after three weeks.