Even before the film could release, Jug Jug Jeeyo has been receiving all kinds of responses from the viewers that it clearly, shouldn’t be receiving. Maker Karan Johar has been accused of plagiarism, with artists accusing him of stealing their work without their permission.
Earlier, it was a writer named Vishal Singh, who took to his Twitter account or share a series of tweets, as he expressed his disappointment in Karan Johar. The writer revealed how he had sent a copy of his work named ‘BunnyRani’ to Dharma Productions for officially co-producing it with them. He shared how he actually got a response from Dharma Productions but later, the production company released a film with a different title as ‘Jug Jug Jeeyo’, without acknowledging him.
“Had registered a story.. #BunnyRani with @swaindiaorg in January 2020. I had officially mailed @DharmaMovies in February 2020 for an opportunity to co-produce with them. I even got a reply from them. And they have taken my story.. and made #JugJuggJeeyo. Not fair @karanjohar”, read Vishal’s tweet.
He also went ahead and shared the screenshots of his mail to Karan Johar and even shared how he will lodge a complaint on the makers of the movie further. “Please read an extract of the synopsis of #BunnyRani I had mailed to @DharmaMovies in Feb 2020. And then go on to watch the #JugJuggJeeyo trailer and judge by yourself.” his tweet read.
He further added, “Am aware that what happened with me is happening in the #HindiCinema industry all the time. That doesn’t mean.. I should shut up? I have chosen to raise the flag coz I want this malpractice to stop. This can’t go on forever. #BunnyRani #JugJuggJeeyo.”
Another artist, a Pakistani singer Abrar Ul Haq, has accused Karan Johar of copying his song, ‘Nach Punjaban’, the singer revealed how he hasn’t sold the rights of his song to Karan Johar as yet, “I have not sold my song ‘Nach Punjaban’ to any Indian movie and reserve the rights to go to court to claim damages. Producers like @karanjohar should not use copy songs. This is my 6th song being copied which will not be allowed at all. @DharmaMovies @karanjohar,” he had tweeted.
But T-series label had something else to say, “We have legally acquired the rights to adapt the song Nach Punjaban from the album Nach Punjaban released on iTunes on 1st January, 2002 and is also available on Lollywood Classics’ YouTube channel, owned and operated by Moviebox Records Label, for the film ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo’ produced by Dharma Productions,” the statement read.
Director Raj Mehta’s film is slated for a pan India release on the 24th of June.