When Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat slammed Alia Bhatt over plagiarism
First Published 25, May 2020, 12:04 PM
Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat had criticised Alia Bhatt and Bollywood for plagiarising Pakistani content for the song Prada
Alia Bhatt made her music video debut with the Punjabi song Prada. The song was composed by the Lamborghini famed duo, The Doorbeen. The song clocked more than 49 million views on YouTube and was lauded by many including her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor.
A Pakistani actress by the name of Mehwish Hayat commented stating Alia Bhatt's song Prada is similar to a song titled Gore Rang Ka Zamana from the album Vital Signs.
"I find this strange. On the one hand Bollywood vilifies Pakistan at every opportunity they get. On the other, they continue to steal our songs. Copyright violation and royalty payments obviously mean nothing to them," she tweeted.
"Now can we wake up, smell the coffee and see Bollywood's agenda for what it is? Shah Rukh Khan, be patriotic, nobody is stopping you - just don't do it at the expense of vilifying us," Hayat tweeted.
This is not the first time that the actress has come up with such remarks. She has many times criticised Bollywood for its alleged hypocrisy and has accused it of stealing Pakistani songs.
Mehwish Hayat also gave her opinion on the Indo-Pak relationship. She maintained her stance in an opinion piece written for CNN earlier. "Indian PM Modi has arguably co-opted and weaponised the country's film industry. It's difficult, often impossible, for Pakistani actors to find work in India," she wrote
"Pakistan is a Muslim majority nation and Islamophobia is a top-down industry in India: at the top, hyper-nationalist films, songs and slogans teach the masses to hate. At the grassroots, Muslims have been killed for so-called crimes like eating beef," Hayat said.