The newest edition of the Indian Premier League is finally looking like a reality. The ensuing COVID pandemic which pushed the venue and schedule of the most awaited cricket carnival will now be played in UAE. While the excitement among the fans of the game is real, there is a slight hiccup.
The IPL launched its anthem ‘Aayenge Hum Waapas‘ on Sunday with the caption, “The greater the setback…The stronger the comeback.”
Indian rapper Krishna Kaul alleged that the IPL lifted and plagiarised his 2017 song “Dekh Kaun Aaya Waapas” to create “Aayenge Hum Wapas”. Krishna has claimed that neither was he given any credit for the anthem nor was he contacted for the consent to use the song.
He wrote in a tweet, “I request my fellow artists and friends on twitter to RT this tweet for awareness, they can not get away with this.”
In another tweet, the rapper claimed that he has gotten a reply from the “Music Composer’s Association of India” stating that the plagiarisation of Hip Hop song is “permissible”.
This is scary! I just got word that ‘Music Composer’s Association of India’ has suggested that plagiarisation of Hip Hop songs is permissible in their opinion because all hip hop songs sound the same. Shabaash! Tumhara khoon khoon, hamara khoon paani! #IPLanthemcopied
— KR$NA (@realkrsna) September 9, 2020
Since then fans on Twitter have come out in support of Krishna Kaul with the hashtag #IplAnthemCopied and tagged the handles of IPL and BCCI to give the musician “due credits”.
*BCCI after copying KRI$NA's song : pic.twitter.com/xrCn6FgX0m
— DEPRESSED HUMOUR (@Rishiicasm) September 10, 2020
— Thiyush Sharma (@itsTK07) September 10, 2020
Very wrong of IPL to plagiarize @realkrsna 's song 'Dekh Kaun Aaya Wapas' without letting the artist even know about it and and without giving him any credits at all ! This is not done!#IplAnthemCopied #ShameOnIpl @DisneyPlusHS @IPL
— Aditi Gupta (@another_aditi_) September 8, 2020
— Prashant (@Prashan36279366) September 9, 2020