Star rapper Badshah confronted flak for allegedly plagiarising the lyrics of Bengali singer Ratan Kahar tune ‘Genda Phool’ lately. He additionally confronted backlash after sending Rs 5 lakh to the lyricist. Talking of the identical, Badshah advised Hindustan Instances that he and his group did full analysis earlier than utilizing the tune lyrics and located no information of Ratan Kahar associated to the identical.
“My group and I had completed our full analysis on the pattern earlier than utilizing the sound, completed our due diligence and in every single place it was talked about as a standard people tune,” he mentioned.
“There was no current file on any of the previous releases of Shri Kahar because the lyricist and which is why we went forward and used the sound within the first place. Nonetheless, in a few days, we began getting tagged in a number of articles and posts that advised in any other case in line with simply fashionable perception and nonetheless with no documented proof. However once I noticed and heard his story, regardless of the credit, I believe he is without doubt one of the gems that ought to have been preserved and brought care of. My group reached out to him by a few of the individuals who had run his story, as I positively needed to get him the popularity that he deserves,” he advised TOI.
Badshah additionally mentioned that he needs to file a brand new tune with Kahar. “Loads of work has clearly been troublesome due to the present lockdown, however as quickly as issues are again on monitor, I intend to go to him and request him to do a tune with us that Sony Music India will launch and do no matter I can do being from the identical fraternity, financially or in any other case. However I actually want and hope that he had been taken care of, being the standard legacy that he’s. I come from Punjab and we actually nurture and have fun our legends right here and it was unhappy to see shri Kahar in a state of affairs that he’s proper now. Hopefully, this may change issues,” he mentioned.
Badshah mentioned attributable to lockdown he may solely handle to talk to him on a video name and guaranteed he would meet him as quickly because the lockdown ends. “He’s like every of our elders — lovable and very affectionate. He sang just a few of his songs for me, blessed me and I’ve promised him I’m going to be seeing him and do no matter I can in my power to have fun and deal with his legacy. Make a brand new tune with him and do justice to it. If required, get him registered on the copyright our bodies and register his works and no matter else is required for him to obtain his royalties. It was unhappy to see that an artist of his stature has been in such a state of affairs,” he mentioned.