'Dream Girl's 'Dhagala Lagali' removed from YouTube: Here's why
Ayushmann Khurrana's Dream Girl is enjoying a dream run at the box office, and has been declared a hit in its second week itself. But the makers got a setback (of sorts) after the Delhi High Court ordered the removal of the promotional song Dhagala Lagali from all digital platforms. According to reports, the HC took the decision citing copyright violations. Here's what happened.
Saregama India filed a petition against 'Dream Girl' makers
Notably, Dhagala Lagali Kala is a popular Marathi folk song from Dada Kondke's Bot Lavin Tithe Gudgulya. As per a Pinkvilla report, music label Saregama India, owner of the rights of the original song, filed a petition against Balaji Motion Pictures over copyright issues. Following the petition, Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw restricted the makers to use any part of the original song.
"The song isn't displayed in compliance with HC's interim order"
Confirming the news, the producers released an official statement, and said that the matter is currently being tried. "The song - Dhagala Lagali from Dream Girl was published by Zee Music and isn't displayed in compliance with the interim order of Hon'ble Delhi High Court. The matter is currently sub-judice and Hon'ble Delhi High Court is currently seized of the matter," the statement read.
Will the removal of song affect 'Dream Girl' theatrical narrative?
For the uninitiated, Dhagala Lagali was a promotional song in Dream Girl featuring Riteish Deshmukh, Ayushmann and Nushrat Bharucha. Since the song wasn't a part of the movie's narrative, the removal of the song will not affect the theatrical version of the film.
'Dream Girl' to enter Rs. 100 crore club soon
Talking about the box office collection, Dream Girl has been setting the cash registers on fire, and has emerged as Ayushmann's biggest opener so far. Given the way it is progressing, Dream Girl is all set to enter the Rs. 100 crore club soon. In fact, it will be Ayushmann's second movie in the coveted club, after his 2018 release Badhaai Ho.
"Was unique because it is going back to the roots"
To note, Dream Girl is a story of a small-town guy, played by Ayushmann, whose ability to speak in a female voice leads to hilarious situations. While talking about the movie, the actor stated that the uniqueness and quirkiness of his character drew him to the movie. "It was unique in a way because it's going back to the roots," he added.