Ever since the trailer of Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala hit the internet, it has been embroiled in one hair-raising controversy after another. After facing copyright accusations levelled by Ujda Chaman director Abhishek Pathak, Dr. Zeus accused the Bala makers of ripping off his old hit song Don't Be Shy.
Dr Zeus had tweeted, ''Are you guys taking the p*ss @sonymusicindia @MaddockFilms @Its_Badshah @SonyMusicUK @SachinJigarLive? When did you compose Don’t Be Shy & Kangna? More to the point how dare you guys be riding off my old hits & f**kin them up??? Ya need to get original My lawyers will be in touch.''
Are u guys taking the piss @sonymusicindia @MaddockFilms @Its_Badshah @SonyMusicUK @SachinJigarLive wen did u compose don’t b shy & kangna.. more to the point how dare u guys b riding off ma old hits & fuckin them up??? Ya need to get originalðŸ–•ðŸÂÂÂ½My lawyers will b in touchðŸ–•ðŸÂÂÂ½— Dr Zeus (@drzeusworld) October 18, 2019
Now rapper Badshah has reacted to Dr Zeus tweet and has said that he respects him, and will get the matter solved immediately. ''I am aware of the situation around Dont Be Shy. I want to start by saying that I love and respect @drzeusworld paaji immensely and he knows it. He has the right to get angry with me because he’s my senior and I’ve learnt a lot from him. And he is the last person I’d want to go through something like this. I got on the song, which has been recreated by my dear friends Sachin-Jigar, only after making sure we had the necessary rights. But still if there’s any misunderstanding, I’ll make sure it gets cleared ASAP. I support Zeus Paaji,’’ Badshah wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, Ujda Chaman maker Abhishek Pathak had expressed his displeasure at the spot similarities between Bala and his film. Ujda Chaman is a remake of the 2017 Kannada movie Ondu Motteya Kathe and it features actor Sunny Singh as a young bald man in the lead. Ayushmann also plays a young bald man in Bala. In fact, both the film's posters and subsequently the trailers, were also similar.
"There are some similarities that can be seen between Bala and Ujda Chaman. I don't know what's happening. I came with my trailer on October 1 and they came out with it around 10-11 October. So this question should be asked to them that how is it similar? If they had seen my trailer, they should have done something... At least, change something," Abhishek had told PTI.
Meanwhile, Bala stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, and Yami Gautam, and tackles the issue of premature balding. The film is slated for a November 7 release.