Pakistan’s famous actress Mehwish Hayat has accused Bollywood of stealing Pakistani songs. She targeted recently released song ‘Prada’ that features Alia Bhatt. In a tweet, she said this is a song belongs to a Pakistani singer Junaid Jamshed. She gave this statement to Pakistani media after which she shared it on twitter.
According to Mehwish, she feels weird that on the one hand India accuses Pakistan every time and on the other steals its songs without seeking copyrights. India has nothing to do with copyrights violation and royalty pay. Alia Bhatt’s recent music video debut with the Punjabi song Prada bears some similarities with Pakistani song Gore Rang Ka Zamana from ‘Vital Signs’ album. It was pointed out by many Twitter users after which, Hayat accused Bollywood of plagiarism.
Earlier, Mehwish Hayat also criticized Shah Rukh Khan’s Netflix’s series Bard of Blood starring Emraan Hashmi. 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.”
In one of her statements, she also said that “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.”