Lyric author Manoj Muntashir has addressed the plagiarism accusations which have been levelled in opposition to him. Manoj took to his YouTube channel Thursday and uploaded a 17-minute video the place he addressed the accusation that his poem ‘Mujhe Name Karna’ from his ebook ‘Meri Fitrat Hai Mastana’ appears much like author Robert Lavery’s creation from 2007.
Muntashir shared that each one artistes are impressed by each other, and likewise mentioned that, “None of my creations are 100% authentic.” He added that not simply this poem, a lot of his different works have been impressed by different writers as effectively. “Momin’s traces impressed one paragraph of the music Teri Galiyan, Tere Sang Yara was impressed by Firakh Gorakhpuri’s couplets, and my very own music Teri Mitti has been translated in so many languages however I don’t suppose my title was credited wherever,” he mentioned.
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Within the video, Manoj mentioned that the poem ‘Mujhe Name Karna’ doesn’t have such a giant position in his success, so it seems fairly inconsequential as to why he would plagiarise one thing when his different well-liked creations have all been authentic. He in contrast it to accusing a millionaire of stealing 200 bucks saying that identical to the millionaire doesn’t have to steal, he additionally doesn’t have to plagiarise.
Addressing the query as as to if his poem is definitely impressed, Manoj went on to elucidate that works within the public area can be found to all, and anybody can interpret it in their very own method, and it isn’t incorrect or unethical. He defined that ‘Vande Mataram’ by Bakim Chandra Chatterjee has impressed many, together with AR Rahman for ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’, and so Rahman doesn’t have to credit score Chatterjee for Vande Mataram is within the public area. Muntashir mentioned that very same is the case with Lavery’s poem that impressed him for ‘Mujhe Name Karna.’ “Robert Lavry’s poem is within the public area and I interpreted it in my method,” he mentioned. Although, he added that he’ll point out Lavry’s title within the footnotes within the upcoming version of his ebook.
Manoj shared that when he received an award for ‘Mere Rashke Kamar’, he was the primary to credit score Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Buland Shehri and co-writers. His music from Baadshaho was a rebooted model of the unique Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan music. He talked about this to make clear that he’s not shy of crediting the unique creators when he’s impressed.
Muntashir proceeded to elucidate that even his music ‘Teri Mitti’ has been impressed by Haqeeqat’s ‘Kar Chale Hum Fida’, which was written by Kaifi Azmi. Speaking concerning the plagiarism accusations in opposition to the Kesari music, Manoj mentioned that he wouldn’t dignify the allegations by addressing them. He talked about that the alleged older video by Geeta Rabri is obtainable for all, and was uploaded months after his creation was launched. He additionally added that he has shared Rabri’s model on social media numerous instances.
“India has solely two authentic literary works – Valmiki’s Ramayan and Ved Vyasa’s Mahabharat, every thing else that has been written is impressed by these works,” he mentioned.