Gadar 2 director Anil Sharma has now reacted to Uttam Sigh’s allegations and said he is shocked.
Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel’s Gadar 2, released on August 11, has been breaking many box office records. The film directed by Anil Sharma has garnered immense love, however, Uttam Singh who composed the original Gadar: Ek Prem Katha songs Main Nikla Gaddi Leke and Udd Jaa Kaale Kaava, said that he wasn’t informed about his songs being used in Gadar 2.
Director Anil Sharma has now reacted to the allegations. While speaking to The Times of India, he said, “I showed Uttamji all the songs. Mujhe hairani hai ki unhone ab aisa statement diya hai (I am shocked he gave such a statement). Technically, the rights were with the label. Mera aur Uttamjji ka dil ka rishta hai aur yeh sab sunkar mujhe bahut hairani hai (We have a close relationship and I am shocked at hearing what he has said). I still can’t believe it. Now that I know about this, I will definitely speak to him.”
Music composer Mithoon also reacted sand said, “The rights are with the label and technically, the original music composer’s permission to recreate the songs is not needed. But I had told the makers to talk to the original creator and I ensured that he was given due credit. Anil Sharmaji told me that he had spoken to the original creator and shown him my work. I was told that Uttamji had liked what had been done. So, I am wondering why this kind of conversation is happening now. I have a legacy of original music and I enjoy doing that.”
For the uninitiated, while speaking to Amar Ujala, Uttam Sing stated, “They didn’t call me for Gadar 2 and I don’t have the habit of calling and asking for work. They have used two of my songs in the film and I have also heard that they have used the background music that I composed. They should at least have the etiquette to ask me once and talk to me before using my songs in the film.”
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