Farhan Saeed on Saturday accused popular Bollywood composer, Salim Merchant of plagiarism.
Taking to Twitter, the Sajni singer called out Merchant for copying his 2014 track, Roiyaan.
“Someone just sent me Salim Merchant’s song Hareya, which is a total copy of my song Roiyaan,” Saeed wrote. “I wonder how they have the audacity to call themselves artists when they steal someone’s work.”
The singer added, “Karna hi hai to pooch ke kuro aur ager poochna nahin hai to at least acha to kuro! (If you do wish to copy, at least take permission and if you don’t feel like taking permission, try and do better!)”
Merchant responded to Saeed’s claims and shared, “Farhan I just heard your song. It’s a mere coincidence that the chorus of Haareya is like your song. To be honest I’ve never heard it before. It happens many a time when notes have a natural progression from each other. Suleman and I have a track record of never plagiarising.”
“If you say so! Another coincidence is we have the same lyricist! Anyway, good luck!”the singer clapped back.
Merchant then responded, “Why don’t you check with him! If i had to copy, I would have done that way long back in my career. I really wish I had heard your song before I made mine. Would have surely made changes to our composition to make it sound different from yours. Anyway, Hope you understand.”
Listen to both songs here:
Salim Merchant’s 2019 song, Haareya:
Farhan Saeed’s 2014 track, Roiyaan:
This isn’t the first time Bollywood has copied a song from a Pakistani artist or has violated copyrights.
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