Baadshaho is scheduled to release this Friday.
Last week, the makers of Baadshaho had released its solo remix song (which they insisted had no rap) with the recreated version of the Deewar song, Keh Doon Tumhe.
The song had Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta sashaying to the reworked beats made by Tanishk Bagchi, and was well-received when it was released. But if you expect to see the song on big screen, prepare to be disappointed.
As per the report, The makers are dropping the song from the film, after Rajiv Rai, the owner of Trimurti Films, filed a copyright infringement case against T-Series and won the case.
Rai had owned the copyright to the song, when Trimurti Films entered into a contract with lyricist Sudhir Ludhianvi and composer RD Burman. Speaking to Mid-Day, Rai said, “When you make a song, you sometimes give the remix rights to the music company. But, in this case, we had not given the rights to Polydor. So when T-Series took the remix rights from Universal, the company told them categorically that if Trimurti Films sues them, they will have to fight it out. It’s not just a fight for me, but for all producers in Bollywood.
Rajiv Rai also indirectly blasted the makers of Azhar and Machine for using his songs from Tridev (Oye Oye) and Mohra (Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast) without his permission.
He said, “Not many producers bother confronting a music company. Earlier, many of my songs like Oye Oye [Tridev, 1989] and Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast [Mohra, 1994] were recreated. The concerned people said that I have given them permission. But, truth is, nobody ever sought my permission, nor did I ever make a penny out of it.”
Meanwhile the chairman of T-Series, Bhushan Kumar confirmed that the song will not be there in the movie.
He revealed, “We’ve always bought recreation rights from the respective music companies. This is the first time that the rights were fractured. We have dropped the song from the movie and pulled it down from all networks.” Good move!