Alia Bhatt’s first song on her own YouTube channel has created an unnecessary controversy. The song entitled ‘Prada’ contains elements from a Pakistani number Gore rang ka zamana.
While it is not a singer’s responsibility to ascertain and verify the background for the songs she sings, Alia has been placed at forefront of the flak that the song Prada has received from netizens for sounding similar to the Pakistani number.
And now Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat has called out Alia for plagiarism.
Ms Hayat tweeted, “I find this strange. On the one hand, Bollywood vilifies Pakistan at every opportunity they get. On the other, they continue to steal our songs. Copyright violation and royalty payments obviously mean nothing to them,”
While Alia has rightly maintained a tightlipped silence over the issue her close friends feel it was very wrong of the Prada composers Doorbeens to put her in such an uncomfortable situation.
Saya a friend of Alia, “She trusted them, surrendered to their vision and the Doorbeens have compromised Alia .She is very unhappy about the situation.”
Rather than face accusation of apery,Alia may well decide to pull down the song from her
channel.What an inglorious start to her musical inclinations on her new channel.