Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy has been mired in a controversy before getting release. Recently, the makers of the film has released the song Mere Gully Mein.
Featuring Ranveer Singh, the track has been sung by Divine, Naezy and the actor himself. The song is actually the remix of Divine and Naezy’s 3-year-old song with the same title.
Now, Sajeel Kapoor aka Sez On The Beat, who had produced the original track, has accused that the makers have remixed the song and used it in their film, without his knowledge.
Sez blasts on Gully Boy makers
Sajeel took to Twitter and issued a statement where he revealed that he has not been paid for this track.
In his post he has written, “It’s a bit weird writing this out since I’m not one to go to social media to reach out and shit but this was something I felt I needed to say. I legit have nothing to do with the new version of Mere Gully Mein that was released today. I wasn’t even aware of the fact that the song was going to be used in the movie until a little while ago and when I got to know about it I thought the original song will be used. Smh.
I still think that what we did with Mere Gully Mein was what changed the scene and brought that new sound to our country. We’re all rooting for the movie to succeed and introduce the Bollywood audience to what we put our heart and soul into, and for the new opportunities that such a big stage brings all of us.”
“But this is also the sad reality of how the industry works in this country, even after contacting the original label several times, I haven’t been paid for my work on this track despite having a contract and my publishing split being agreed and assigned. Just felt y’all needed to hear my piece on this.”
— Sajeel Kapoor (@sezonthebeat) January 22, 2019
After such a bold statement, it remains to be seen if the makers of ‘Gully Boy’ respond to these allegations in any way.