High Court has ruled out â€œApni to jaise taiseâ€ from Housefull
Multi starrer Housefull, on its release date run into trouble for borrowing song without permission, the lyrics and music of “Apni to jaise taise” from Laawaris.
The lines that have violated the copyright are from the hit Apni Toh Jaise Taise, Lawaris. The song had been sung by legendary singer Kishore Kumar. The Calcutta High Court has ruled that four lines used by Housefull director Sajid Khan have to be edited out from the movie. Anandji and the heirs of music directors Kalyanji had filed a suit before the High Court claiming that the producers of Housefull had used the song without asking for permission.
Also, Heirs of late Prakash Mehra, producer of Laawaris filed a separate suit before the court claiming that the song was written by Mehra and the right to the lyrics remained with them. Justice Patherya directed the parties to file affidavits in two weeks. Though Director Sajid Khan claimed that song in Housefull is a tribute to the 70s era and is a reworked version of the original song. The new version has Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Riteish, Deepika Padukone and Lara Dutta and Jacqueline Fernandez.