Aamir Khan at war with Javed Akhtar
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is at war with lyricist Javed Akhtar over copyright issue and after exchanging some heated argument, Aamir Khan laid down his resignation letter. In his letter to HRD minister Kapil Sibal, Aamir Khan wrote, “It seems to me that there is an attempt by certain people to attack me in public by printing lies about me, thereby turning the attention away from a genuine debate about copyright issues”.
Some of the members of the committee did not favor Aamir’s view point over lyricist effort and star’s contribution and the actor had a strong brawl with Javed Akhtar. Unable to function in such an unfavorable environment, Aamir Khan resigned.
According to an eyewitness, “Aamir made it clear that he felt a song becomes a hit because it is picturised on a big star. To this Javed saab asked him, ‘Your first big song was Papa kehte hain. Did it make you a star or did you make that a song run’?”
However, Aamir stood by his viewpoint. The witness further added, “When Aamir again insisted that it’s the star who makes a bigger contribution to a song becoming a hit, Javed retorted, ‘Your so-called contribution is nothing but interference. We lyricists would be eternally grateful if you keep your so-called contribution to yourself. We manage to do good work not because of, but in spite of your contribution’.”
The committee comprises of lyricists Javed Akhtar and Prasoon Joshi, music directors Vishal Dadlani and Ram Sampat, Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, scriptwriters Anjum Rajabali and Saket Choudhary and music companies T-Series and Sa Re Ga M and the only actor Aamir Khan.