There’s not a single time, Bollywood has agreed on copying any of the Pakistani songs or compositions even though the whole world knows it’s copied.
The same scenario came to see when Pakistan’s one of the finest singers Hadiqa Kiani’s famous song ‘Boohey Barian’ was copied by none other than Indian singer Kanika Kapoor.
Hadiqa Kiani came on board and vows that she will surely take some real legal actions regarding this act. That news spread like a fire all over social media and even fans spammed on Kanika’s post too.
In response, Kanika Kapoor denied every single allegation and claimed that it was her original song. Recently she sat down for an interview with Hindustan Times where she discussed the whole case and proudly said that we have just taken two lines as an inspiration.
Kanika Kapoor denied Hadiqa Kiani’s allegation
To give a full recap, Kiani wrote on her Instagram post when she accused Kanika Kapoor of copying her famous song and spread out her words. “Another day and another shameless rendition of the song my mother wrote.
No one asked for my permission, no one has given me royalties, they just take the song that my mother wrote and I recorded, and use it as an easy money-making scheme.”
Response the baby doll singer told the Hindustan Times, “original”. “From mantras to everything. We have just used the hook line of an old folk song. According to me and the label, it is a folk song,” Kapoor said.
Kapoor also revealed that there are several versions of the song, I listened to them and then came up with the idea. No one raised their voice against such versions.
“We have not copy-pasted any old folk song. We used two lines as inspiration. It is very unfair to the writer Kunwar Juneja and Shruti Rane who composed this new song. Also, it is unfair to me if anybody says that I am trying to steal someone’s work.”
‘I have been getting hate messages’ – Kanika Kapoor
Kanika Kapoor further shared that since the whole accusation came out, I have been receiving endless hate messages and threats which upsets her. “It makes me sad that they think we stole their song, or are not giving them the right credit. But I think, instead of going negative, we have to come together and help each other to grow.
I have nothing against anyone who is saying anything negative or nasty. I have received a lot of nasty messages. It is sad to see people jump to conclusions without really knowing something,”
She even asserted, “I am not a legal person. I have no way of finding out who owns the song. I know that many versions of the song have been used for the past 15 years. To be honest, nobody knows who has made the song. There is no paperwork. I don’t know why they are seeing it today? Why didn’t they say anything when the recreations came out?”
An apology from Kanika Kapoor
Kanika even apologized for upsetting anyone, saying that nobody did anything intentionally and claimed they are “credible people”.
“There has not been any intent of fleecing any videos or stealing anybody’s work. I feel very sorry that somebody is this way about all of us. We are sorry if we upset anybody’s emotions,” said the ‘Luv Letter’ singer, adding that she has huge respect for “Pakistani singers and music”.
Kiani claimed that “I have never sold rights to this song or any song on my Roshni album (1998). Many companies have illegally claimed my songs since in the 90s it was an easy thing to do but we are taking appropriate action to get justice not just for my songs but for the thousands of songs by Pakistani artists stolen during this time.”
“We have copyright documents dated from before Roshni came out, registered with full rights and ownership. No company or entity was ever given those masters and no company has any documents with my signature on it giving rights. I have stayed quiet for long enough,” Kiani said.
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