Soon after Alia Bhatt’s recent music video debut with the Punjabi song Prada, it initiated a debate on the internet because of similarities with Pakistani song Gore Rang Ka Zamana from ‘Vital Signs’ album.
The song also caught the attention of Pakistani superstar Mehwish Hayat and she couldn’t resist lashing out at the singers for stealing the tune.
She took to her Twitter account and wrote:
“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.
Here’s her tweet!
Earlier, the actress talked about the Indo-Pak issue with CNN and said:
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.
Pakistan is a Muslim majority nation and Islamophobia is a top-down industry in India: at the top, hyper-nationalist films, songs and slogans teach the masses to hate. At the grassroots, Muslims have been killed for so-called crimes like eating beef.
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