Readers may recall that, we had reported about music composer Amaal Malik accusing yet another music composer Mithoon of ripping off his song ‘Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon’. For the uninitiated, Amaal Mallik recently took to social media, and posted the following post. “Been informed that an entire bar of a song of mine has been blatantly ripped in this #Jammin song of Shraddha Sharma… With due respect to one of my favourite composers Mithoon, I love you and I always will, but I dunno why you had to directly lift the melody of my Antara (Stanza) from one of my most famous and heartfelt compositions #MainRahoonYaNaRahoon. You have given such wonderful hits, I’m really honoured that my work has inspired you here, but this sounds more than just an inspiration. How about an acknowledgement sir ?! It reminds me of Kisi Roz Baarish Jo Aaye, Samajh Lena Boondon Mein Main Hoon :)”.
In a reply to Amaal Malik’s post, Mithoon posted the following on the social media and clarified his stand on the whole issue. Mithoon wrote, “Just wrapped up the background score of Shivaay and what a fulfilling experience it has been. I also caught up on some news about a few notes of a bar from my song sounding similar to another. This is my tenth year in the industry and my body of work bears witness to my credibility and originality. Composing music is a very sacred space for me and I believe that if I do music without integrity, it will be just adding to the noise. If anyone feels there is more to this, they should explore the legal route. I’d like to thank my fans and well-wishers for their love and support.”
Watch this space for developments.