Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya is one unhappy man these days because he claims that the track 'Do You Know' from Housefull 2 is a (partial) lift of his earlier hit single 'Mujhe Kanhaiyya Kaha Karo'. That's the reason why, he has now filed a case in the Bombay High Court against T-Series' owner Bhushan Kumar, the film's music composers Sajid-Wajid and producer Sajid Nadiadwala, accusing them of lifting portions from his song from his 2003 album 'Tere Bina'.
Talking about this issue, Abhijeet said that 'Tere Bina' was one of T-Series' biggest albums some nine years ago. What has really upset him to no end is the fact that, while it took him a whole 10 days to compose the song, Sajid-Wajid have lifted the song's theme melody and hurriedly pasted it in their song! He also added that while Sajid-Wajid are not denying it, instead (they) are asking him to sit down and talk about it! In the same breath, he now wants a law to be implemented over lifting any composers' tunes. He added that if he loses this battle (w.r.t. Housefull 2), he will go to the highest authority no matter how much money, time and effort goes into it. He is aware that he is fighting a lone battle and that no one from the fraternity is supporting him. At the same time, he is firm that that if he wins, he will fight for the music fraternity.
Meanwhile, Housefull 2's producer Sajid Nadiadwala said that he got the court notice on Saturday and that he was really surprised as nobody told him anything about it before. He also added that, if he had known about the issue before hand, he would have made Sajid-Wajid sit down with Abhijeet and sort it out. But he doesn't want sit idle on this issue because he reasons that every time he is ready to release a film, somebody lands up filing a case. He also raised a question that, considering that Housefull 2's music was released on February 10, why didn't Abhijeet file a case before then. In order to clear the mess, Sajid Nadiadwala has written a letter to the Producers' Association about how this has become a regular thing and how it should be avoided.