Phew, Mahesh Bhatt's directorial comeback, Sadak 2 is not off to a good start.
The trailer for the upcoming Bollywood flick has racked up nearly 7 million dislikes on YouTube, owing to the fact that the movie stars Bhatt's daughter, Alia Bhatt in the lead role and the debate on star kids and nepotism is currently under a magnifying glass in India, especially following Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide.
Now, the movie is being slammed on Twitter for possibly plagiarising the work of a Pakistani musician.
Shezan Saleem who goes by JO-G tweeted a video playing both his composition from 2011 for 'Rabba Ho' by Zaid Khan and the new trailer track from Sadak 2 called 'Ishq Kamaal':
Saleem asked followers to weigh in and share what they think and most agreed with him that the two tunes sounded pretty much identical. However, he also clarified that he was not attacking the Bhatt family:
Pooja Bhatt, Mahesh's other daughter who also stars in the movie had previously shared that they will be introducing fresh talent with the soundtrack.
"Sadak 2 gives birth to a brand new talent in the form of Sunlijeet. A music teacher from Chandigarh who came to our office with no prior appointment, a dream, a harmonium and a brilliant song called ‘Ishq Kamaal’ that was absorbed into the film on first hearing by my father,” she had shared, according to Hindustan Times.
Sadak 2 is the sequel to the 1991 film Sadak; the sequel stars Sanjay Dutt, Pooja, Alia and Aditya Roy Kapur. It is slated for release on August 28 on Disney+ Hotstar.