The multi-talented Singer/Actor Farhan Saeed just had a Twitter exchange with Bollywood singer/composer Salim Merchant. Salim and Sulaiman Merchant just released a song Haareya and Farhan Saeed called them out for plagiarizing his 2014 famous song Roiyaan.
Someone just sent me @salim_merchant song HAREYA, which is a total copy of my song ROIYAAN. I wonder they have the audacity to call themselves artists when they steal someone’s work. Karna hi hai to pooch ke kuro aur ager poochna nahin hai to at least acha to kuro!#stopstealing
After Farhan tweeted this Salim Merchant responded calling it a co-incident and asked Farhan to understand.
Farhan I just heard your song. It’s a mere coincidence that the chorus of Haareya is like your song. To be honest I’ve never heard it before. It happens many a times when notes have a natural progression from each other. @Sulaiman & I have a track record of never plagiarising.
Why don’t you check with him! If i had to copy, I would have done that way long back in my career. I really wish I had heard your song before I made mine. Would have surely made changes to our composition to make it sound different from yours. Anyway, Hope you understand..
Roiyaan is a song that we have all heard and loved over the years. Haareeya’s chorus has a striking resemblance to Roiyaan. Have a listen to this song and see for yourself:
All India Cine Workers Associations (AICWA) please take note as your association has been advocating ban on any sort of exchange with Pakistan. Please start advocating ban on plagiarizing of Pakistani content by your artists as well.