Mehwish Hayat, a Pakistani actress has accused Bollywood of plagiarism and her comments come in the wake of Alia Bhatt’s recent song Prada that bears some similarities with the Pakistani song Gore Rang Ka Zamana from the ‘Vital Signs’ album
Alia Bhatt recently made her music video debut with the Bollywood Punjabi song Prada composed by ‘Lamberghini’ fame producer The Doorbeen. The song was released via Jackky Bhagnani’s music label JJust music.
The pop number was lauded by many and even her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor, filmmaker Karan Johar, and rapper Badshah reacted to the song. They were all gushing with praise for this ‘new song’.
Now, Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat has again criticized Bollywood for its alleged ‘hypocrisy’ and has accused it of stealing Pakistani songs. Her comment came in the wake of Alia Bhatt’s recent song Prada that bears some similarities with Pakistani song Gore Rang Ka Zamana from ‘Vital Signs’ album.
The similarities in the two songs were pointed out by Twitter users. After that, Hayat accused Bollywood of plagiarism. “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,” she tweeted.
“Now can we wake up, smell the coffee and see Bollywood’s agenda for what it is? Shah Rukh Khan, be patriotic, nobody is stopping you – just don’t do it at the expense of vilifying us,” Hayat tweeted. Hayat had maintained her stance in an article written for CNN earlier. “Indian PM Modi has arguably co-opted and weaponised the country’s film industry. It’s difficult, often impossible, for Pakistani actors to find work in India,” she wrote.