Salman bails Pritam out from ‘music theft’ controversy

Last Updated: May 25, 2011, 12:01 PM IST

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Mumbai: Friends of Salman do not have to worry about flaks they attract, for their bhai always stands strong to back them up. Salman Khan recently stepped in the defense of music director of `Ready`, the ill-fated Pritam Chakraborty.

Pritam has been dodging blames of music theft against his latest song ‘Character Dheela… ‘in Salman’s film ‘Ready’, so at a media event recently Salman took upon himself to set the matter straight.

After the release of ‘character dheela…’, Anu Malik reportedly called up to congratulate producer Bhushan Kumar for the film`s musical success and added that the song very much resembled one of his composed ‘Mohabbat naam hai kiska…’ number from the film ‘Ajnabee’ released in 2002.

Also it was reported that another guy accused Pritam of using his lyrics. Someone else said he had apparently, stolen his tune. All this had left the composer very depressed and disillusioned.

However, a few words from Salman changed the music director`s perspective.

A source said, "At `Ready`s` music event, when people were quizzing Pritam about his lyrics, Salman asked the media why they were questioning Pritam about it as he is the music director and not the lyricist."

"When someone again asked the composer about Anu Malik`s assertion, Salman quipped, `Haan thoda bahut tune similar hoga lekin Pritam ne Anu ka flop song likkhke gaana hit bana diya!`", ( yea, the tunes do sound a bit similar, but what the heck…Pritam only made a flop song of Anu a hit), the source added.

Pritam says, "I am not very good at defending myself, so when Salman defended me I became emotional. In fact when I came back to my room, Bhai came in, touched my shoulder and said, `I have cleared all the points the media had against you dude. I hope you are okay now. Nobody will trouble you after this!”

Meanwhile, Chakraborty has now decided to take legal action against such allegations. "It`s very disheartening that people come up with false and baseless allegations all the time. I have asked my legal team to respond to every accusation, in court," he said.