It’s been a few days since Dr Zeus took to Twitter to slate the makers of ‘Bala’ after they used his song Don’t Be Shy in the film without crediting him.
While Badshah, who also features in the re-worked version, clarified that official rights had been agreed with all parties, the record label, Sony Music India and music director Sachin Jigar have remained quiet.
Producers Karman Entertainment have now issued a statement:
“Karman Entertainment owns the worldwide rights to the song ‘Don’t Be Shy’ by Rouge, the early 2000s classic dance hit, produced by Dr Zeus. Karman Entertainment gave an official license to Maddock Films for the re-creation rights of ‘Don’t Be Shy’, which is featuring in Bala starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam and directed by Amar Kaushik. The song video went live on 18. of October and has received an overwhelming response globally. The video and the single itself was teased on social media a day prior and the fun banter between the composers, Badshah and the lead actor, Ayushmann had even/one in splits. Featuring music re-created by Sachin-Jigar and lyrics by Badshah and Mellow D, the video of this mane-ficent track has to be seen to be believed.
It has one wig-snatching moment (literally) and what follows will be an encouraging moment for tress-stressed people everywhere.
Directed by Amar Kaushik and produced by Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films, Bala the film Is all about a man in deep distress over his baldness. Produced by Maddock Films the movie is slated for release on the 7. of Nov.
Karman Entertainment is the UK based company which is the copyright owner of the original song ‘Don’t Be Shy’ and have issued a legitimate license to Maddock Films to create a version for ‘Bala’.”
‘Bala’ stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Yami Gautam.