Singer and actor Gippy Grewal has now opened up about the controversy surrounding “The Punjaabban Song” in Jugjugg Jeeyo starring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. The song, originally called ‘Nach Punjaban’, was sung by Abrar Ul Haq, who stated that he had not given the rights to Dharma Productions. Meanwhile, Gippy Grewal claims that music composer Tanishk Bagchi told him that his voice wasn’t used at all only for the singer to discover that the entire trailer cut off around his voice.
EXCLUSIVE: Gippy Grewal Says Dharma Productions Didn’t Tell Him His ‘Nach Punjaban’ Voice Will Be Used In Jugjugg Jeeyo: ‘The Entire Trailer Has Been Cut Around My Voice’
In exclusive conversation with bollywood hungamaGippy Grewal said he was contacted for the hint’The song of Punjaabban’ which was used a lot in Jugjugg Jeeyo and also during promotions. He said that he will listen to the music, record it and send it. “They sent me saying ‘You sing this song!’ They said, ‘Lord, will you sing this song?’Nach Punjaban’?’ I said, ‘I’ll listen to it and if my voice fits, I’ll sing it!’ So I listened to the track, recorded it and sent it to him. No one called me for three months. So I assumed nobody liked my voice and they didn’t use it. One day I saw the sign that said the trailer leaves tomorrow. So I messaged his music director, Tanishk Bagchi, if his voice had been used, and he said, ‘No, it was Dharma’s decision.’ I said, ‘Okay! No problem and good luck. We’ll do something next time. The next day the trailer came out and I didn’t watch it because I thought my song hadn’t been in it so I wasn’t interested. My brother called me from Australia and said, ‘You sang well, didn’t you tell me?’ And I was like, ‘Where did you hear my song?’ He said your voice is in the trailer. So when I searched for the trailer, the entire trailer cut off around my voice.”
Gippy Grewal was quite surprised that the musical director was not in the know and the singer was not in the know either. Later, she messaged Tanishk to tell the creators not to use her voice because she no longer wanted to do the song. “Obviously they had used it, and they called me and tried to explain it to me. Their entire promotion was based on the song, no one said who sang it. I don’t know what competition they had.”
Gippy Grewal further said that he felt even more uncomfortable after singer Abrar Ul Haq, who sang the original song, tweeted that he had not signed over the rights to the song to Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. His tweet read: “I have not sold my song “Nach Punjaban” to any Indian movies and I reserve the rights to go to court to seek damages. Producers like @karanjohar should not use ripped songs. This is my 6th song.” which is copied and will not be allowed at all. @DharmaMovies @karanjohar”.
Seeing the tweet, Gippy thought, “I was stuck. I realized that this is Abrar’s song, and they took away the rights to it, and I grew up listening to it, and I respect it a lot. And I hadn’t signed any deal, and I got a good call from Azeemji at Dharma Productions, so I signed. He told me about the check and I explained that it’s not about the money and please don’t do this. If I had to do it for money, he would have said so before sending my voice. But please don’t do these things. I don’t understand these things…”
Juggjugg Jeeyo, starring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor, released on June 23, 2022.
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