- Responding to allegations of plagiarism on his poem, Manoj Muntashir asks critics to verify if he talked about Robert Lavery’s identify within the 2018 e book.
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2021 08:39 PM IST
Manoj Muntashir has responded to claims that his song, Teri Mitti, which he wrote for Akshay Kumar’s Kesari, was plagiarised. In a brand new video that he shared on-line, the lyricist-poet mentioned that none of his creations are purely authentic.
“None of my creations are 100% original. File petitions against me and I will respect every decision of the court. Momin’s lines inspired one stanza of the song Teri Galiyan, Tere Sang Yara was inspired by Firakh Gorakhpuri’s couplets and my own song Teri Mitti has been translated in so many languages but I do not think my name was written anywhere.”
“I’m not going to cease or bend. It is just my expertise and laborious work which have introduced me from Gauriganj streets to Rajpath. I’m being punished for being a nationalist. Those attacking me should know, it’s unimaginable to cease me. Kindly verify if I discussed Robert Lavery’s identify. Get at it now. I’m Manoj Muntashir Shukla and I’m proud of it.”
Earlier this week, Twitter was abuzz with allegations of plagiarism towards Manoj Muntashir. A portion of his poem from the 2018 e book Meri Fitrat Hai Mastana was proven to be similar to Robert J Lavery’s poem that was printed in his 2007 e book Love Lost: Love Found.
The lyricist-poet has additionally claimed he’s now being attacked as a result of he wrote a poem that referred to the Mughals as dacoits. Manoj informed a number one day by day, “If my YouTube videos and retelling of correct history upsets someone, they are most welcome to reason with me. But don’t disrespect a song that has become an anthem for the armed forces. It’s not acceptable. If it is proved that Teri Mitti is a copy of any song whatsoever, I will quit writing for ever.”
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“Those making these allegations should kindly check the video which has been uploaded many months after the release of our film, Kesari. And for your kind information the singer is not Pakistani but our very own Indian folk singer Geeta Rabari. You can call and check with her, too,” he added.