Just as the song Pungi Bajaa Kar from Saif Ali Khan’s spy thriller Agent Vinod is gaining popularity, an Iranian music band Barobax Corp, has slapped a legal notice on music director Pritam Chakraborty and distributors of Agent Vinod for alleged copyright violation.
According to the legal notice issued by law firm Vidhii Partners, Barobax corp had on January 16, 2010 produced and released an album titled Soosan Khanoom which became a rage.
Agent Vinod, starring Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles, releases on 23rd March. Reuters
“On March 12 this year, the band came across the promotions of the movie Agent Vinod on satellite television in Iran. The song Pungi Baja Dewas being aired. On listening to the song, the band realised that the initial portion of the song is lifted without any change from the title song of their album,” the notice claims.
According to the notice, the band is the owner of the copyright of the song Soosan Khanoom which is registered under the Copyright Act in Canada on June 30 last year and hence the music of the song cannot be used without the band’s permission.