'Canny Resemblance': Did Indian Musician Steal Taher Shah's 'Eye to Eye'?

'Canny Resemblance': Did Indian Musician Steal Taher Shah's 'Eye to Eye'?
Indian record label T-Series is under scrutiny for 'destroying' yet another Pakistani song, with Taher Shah's Eye to Eye said to be the latest victim.

You read it right! Eye to Eye, that generated mixed reactions at home, apparently caught Jubin Nautiyal’s attention, for his own Mast Aankhein.

The song, released last month, carries an uncanny resemblance to Shah’s song, to the extent that Indian composer Mayur Jumani was the one to point it out.

Jumani put the two songs together to spot the striking similarities, and put the video on his Instagram.

“I just heard this new song and this is how Jubin Nautiyal looks in the video,” referring to the musician's long, curly hair resembling Shah's.

“Am I the only one who thinks that the song is inspired from…” he asks before putting the two side by side.

The composer went on to caption the post, "Share this with your Gen-Z friends to introduce them to the legend, Taher Shah."

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Two weeks ago, Farasat Anees called out T-Series for allegedly plagiarising his song, which was also part of the film Joyland.

According to him, the label “clearly stole chords, intro, arrangements of our version,” of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's song that he reproduced two years ago.

Calling it a case of “clear theft”, he asked BIBA fans to share his message forth for “someone responsible” at the record label to take some action.

Anees, however, acknowledged the appreciation of the fans from India and Pakistan for the track.

That's not all, T-Series came under fire last year for rendering Abrar-ul-Haq’s 'Nach Punjaban' for the Jug Jug Jeeyo, starring Kiara Advani and Varun Dhawan.

Haq had called out the label and threatened legal action. Earlier, they were believed to have reproduced Nazia Hassan's Aap Jesa Koi, inviting an online backlash.