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'So what if the songs sound similar?'

Says debutant composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee when asked if his song from Jism 2 is a lift.

bollywood Updated: Aug 07, 2012 17:24 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Dr Arko Pravo Mukherjee, who debuted as a music composer with Pooja Bhatt's Jism 2, has already found himself in the midst of controversy. According to the Indian website,, that identifies music lifts and inspirations, the song Yeh jism sung by Ali Azmat for Jism 2, is plagiarised from Turkish pop singer Kayahan's song, Bizimkisi bir ask. The song belongs to his 2003 album called Ne Oldu Can.

Arko reacts sarcastically to the allegation, saying, "Really? Why was just one song mentioned? I think my entire album is a lift. People write, talk and forget about these things. I'm here to do my work. I make music because it's my passion. Allegations won't deter me from delivering a hit soundtrack. So what if some songs end up sounding similar?"

The website also lists songs purportedly lifted by composers Pritam and Nadeem-Shravan. "I wish my career goes the Pritam way. I don't mind that because I'll have that many hit albums to my credit," says Arko, adding, "I'm already composing for Jism 3 and a few other projects. So, I'm sure the website will mention me more often!"

First Published: Aug 07, 2012 14:08 IST