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Dr Zeus: Kanika Kapoor has been selling my music to top labels in the country

Punjabi singer and music producer Dr Zeus accuses singer Kanika Kapoor of lifting his music and selling it to music labels without permission. In 2014, Zeus had accused Meet Brothers and Kanika of not crediting him as a producer on the hit song Baby Doll.

music Updated: Jun 26, 2018 20:12 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
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Dr Zeus and Kanika Kapoor worked together for the 2012 hit, Jugni Ji.

It has been four years since Dr Zeus, the UK-based Punjabi singer and music producer, first accused playback singer Kanika Kapoor and musicians Meet Brothers of not crediting him as their music producer for the hit Baby Doll. He isn’t over the “entire incident” yet, and he particularly accuses Kanika Kapoor of “trying to get famous” by using his work.

“That entire incident with Kanika Kapoor and Baby Doll made a bad impression in my head,” Dr Zeus tells us. “She said that I used her and made money through her name, when the reality is that I was robbed by her. She has been selling my music to some of the top music labels in this country, saying that it’s her music. She took my music, without signing any sort of document from me, or asking for my permission to use it.” An angry Dr Zeus adds, “Then [Kanika] says in the media and everywhere that I robbed her, and I’m using her for fame.”

The back story is that in 2014, Dr Zeus had taken to social media and expressed his disappointment over not getting the credit for composing Baby Doll, which is currently credited to Meet Brothers. Kanika had then said that the claims made by Dr Zeus about the song were untrue. In an interview, she said, “My (now ex) husband took me to Dr Zeus, who was going to help me make an album. But he took the money and did nothing.”

That episode has left Dr Zeus, who has recently released his single, Tha Tha, with a bad impression about Bollywood and Mumbai. “Bollywood and Bombay is just full of such selfish people, who just want to use people, instead of working together,” he says. “That’s why I never worked in Bombay, because I didn’t want to work with such selfish people. It’s not as if I needed them, or anything. I was pretty successful outside of Bollywood.”

However, now Dr Zeus wants to show the Hindi film industry what he’s made of. “I’ll tell you now that I’ve changed my mind,” he says. “I want to go to Bombay, and show all of them what I’m really like! I’m not going to run away anymore.”

We reached out to Kanika to get her reaction on these new accusations levelled against her by Dr Zeus. Her response is, “He does this after every six months. I don’t want to comment on him and give him undue attention. I’d like to reserve my comments on this.”

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First Published: Jun 26, 2018 20:10 IST