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Did Karan Johar Steal the Story and Song of Jugjugg Jeeyo Movie?

Karan Johar is a renowned personality around the globe due to his direction and production of Bollywood films. Dharma Productions is a brand known for making ageless and timeless movies in India. The hit movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and many others have touched heights in terms of business at the box office. However, Karan is currently facing some serious accusations indicating that he stole a song of a popular Pakistani singer Abrar ul Haq, and plagiarized the entire story originally written by an Indian writer, Vishal A Singh.

Is Jugjugg Jeeyo Actually Stolen Bunny Rani Script?

Vishal A Singh posted his side of the story on Twitter that Dharma Productions used the same plot he pitched before the studio in February 2020. He shared the piece of writing with the head of creative development at the production house, Somen Mishra.                

He also shared the screenshot of his email sent to Karan’s company. He explained the story of Bunny Rani in the post that was about a middle-class family in which the middle-aged couple decided to live lives apart from each other to fulfil their wishes after their kids got settled. The company stole the story, and it became the plot of Jugjugg Jeeyo.

Dharma Denies the Accusation

Somen Mishra denied the claims and reposed to Vishal that he should legally deal with the matter because the company doesn’t act upon speculations, and the legal team of Dharma hasn’t received anything from the accuser. Neither the cast nor director have dealt with the allegations or stated anything regarding the matter personally since they have been busy with the promotions of the allegedly stolen movie.

Abrar Ul Haq Seeking Legal Action Against

The Pakistani singer Abrar Ul Haq tweeted that he didn’t sell his iconic 2002 Pakistani Punjabi song, Nach Punjaban Nach, to any Indian film. The singer is planning to go to court for legal proceedings as he has all the reserved rights of the song. He also mentioned that it had been his sixth song stolen by another, and Karan Johar shouldn’t have used it in his upcoming film, Jugjugg Jeeyo. 

People on social media are also condemning this act. They are saying that Bollywood is somehow out of ideas and yet stealing the work of other artists. Last year, Nora Fatehi song ‘Zalima Coca Cola Pila day’ fueled a new conflict between India and Pakistan. Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi originally popularized the song for a Coca-Cola commercial.

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