News|September 22, 2010 12:42 am

B Subhash Alleges Golmaal 3, Anjaana Anjaani Producers


Do you remember Mithun’s superhit Disco Dancer’s Zubi-Zubi by Bappi Lahiri? If yes, then make sure don’t forget to listen the re-mix version of the song in coming flicks, Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal 3 and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Anjaana Anjaani. But this is not the news; buzz is that producer, B Subhash, maker of Disco Dancer has sent legal notice to producers of the film have not informed before taking the song.

He stated in his notice that the song in Anjaana Anjaani is not an entire song but a sample, allegedly from the original, while in Golmaal 3, the original pop hit has been re-shot and choreographed by Seema Desai. The filmmaker says,

“Yes, it is true and it is not right for Eros and Sajid to have used this song without my permission. At the end of the day, I own the copyright to it and I have to ensure that I am not denied my rights. I just learnt about it on Saturday evening and I have little time left now. I am taking legal action against them and I have spoken to them already.”

“Yes, I have even read about it in the media and will deal with them in a similar manner. I don’t understand why they do all these things. Even earlier Prakash Mehra’s son took Sajid Nadiadwala to court.”

When questioned about the odd coincidence that the song in Golmaal 3 has been shot on none other than Mithun himself, he said,

“I have not spoken to him. He is an actor and will do whatever the director tells him to. Why should I speak with him? I didn’t find it appropriate to talk to him about this matter.”

While Sajid also confirmed the news but denied that he has not taken the rights. The filmmaker said,

“See, I had taken the rights of both the songs for Houseful (‘Apni to Jaise Taise’) and Anjaana Anjaani (‘I am a Disco Dancer’) about a year back from Sa Re Ga Ma.

This is the first time in my 20-year-long innings that I am facing a lawsuit, one after the other. I can only say that we have received a letter from B Subhash and that the matter is in court.

However both Prakash Mehra and B Subhash are legends and we have grown up watching their films. It is a sad situation that we are facing and I am apologetic about it. I also feel that the money should be paid to the rightful owner who has the rights and we have taken the rights from Sa Re Ga Ma. So they have to decide who has the rights.”

Let’s see how Sajid and Golmaal 3 producers do regarding the song!

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