Thursday , February 21 2019

Rock On 2 team deny plagiarism charges

Rock On 2 band Magik had made a comeback after eight years on the big screen last weekend.


The band Magik made a retort after eight years on the big screen past weekend with Rock On 2 movie. The crew was in for a not-so-pleasant wonder on Sunday, though, when the family members of the late khasi artiste, E. Brektist R. Wanswett, appealed that a path name Hoi Kiw (Chalo Chalo) was plagiarized from him. However, the Rock On 2 crew has starved of the responsibility outright, and has also stated profuse distrust at the timing of the accusation, since the movie is already out. Farhan Akhtar says, “It is a song by the group Somersault (from Meghalaya). They have given us the privileges to use it. Where is the possibility of plagiarism?”

Farhan’s spouse and friend Ritesh Sidwani declares that they also have the authorized licenses for the song with them. He speaks, “The song is possessed and formally licensed by Somersault to us. These guys are a local band and have been suitably attributed for their work.” Adds the famous composer, Shankar Mahadevan, “They have sung it in their own linguistic and we have given them tribute for it.”

The director of the flick Shujaat Saudagar sees this effort to muscle into the copyright terrain as nothing but disruption. He says, “It is a khasi folk song and the music band Somersault have done their own execution of it. There is not anything to copy in it. Only Equipment, the lead singer of the band, can confirm this.”

Being the sequel of 2008’s knockout flick Rock On, this Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Shraddha Kapoor starrer has been out with good eagerness of fans but that was not sufficient even for a normal start. From audiences it got favorable retort but still Rock On 2 failed to appeal audience toward theaters.

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