Salman Khan’s Bollywood movie ‘Bajrani Bhaijan’ has not only become an issue for Pakistani movie makers but also for music record label company EMI Pakistan and Amjad Sabri. EMI Pakistan, which holds the rights of ‘Bhar Do Jholi,’ a Qawali originally sang by Sabri Brothers and now featured in Bollywood moive ‘Bajrangi Bhaijan’ without any permission, has sent a legal notice to Salman Khan, Adnan Sami and T-series which bars them to use the song without the fulfillment of legal formalities.
According to EMI Pakistan, the singer, filmmakers and distributors had never acquired the right to use ‘Bhar Do Jholi’ in upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Bajrani Bhaijan.’ Bhar Do Jholi is a Kalaam of Poonam Allahabadi and was originally sung by Sabri Brothers.
According to Dawn.com, the notice dated July 9 2015 is addressed to Kabir Khan, Salman Khan, Adnan Sami Khan, T-Series and Media Concepts (T-Series’ representative in Pakistan). It talks about the popularity of qawali and accepts the practice of their reworking by various artists as long as ‘original copyrights get the rightful remunerations for their creations’: