Pakistani singer Omar Nadeem says Sonu Nigam copied his song

10:32 PM | 6 Dec, 2023
Omar Nadeem
Source: Omar Nadeem (Instagram)

Despite multiple collaborations between the two fraternities, Bollywood and Lollywood lock horns when it comes to plagiarizing classic songs! The former industry, which has a knack for copying many Pakistani songs often without giving due credit, added another song to the list – this time a song sung by former Jal band member, Omar Nadeem.

Nadeem accused the renowned Indian singer, Sonu Nigam, of copying his song Aey Khuda. The 50-year-old Indian singer recently lent his voice to T-Series’s song, Sun Zara, which features Kamaal Rashid Khan (KRK), Vivek Mishraa, and Mahima Gupta garnering over 2 million views on YouTube. 

Nadeem highlighted that Sun Zara is a blatant copy of his song, Aey Khuda, which was released 14 years ago. In an Instagram post, the Pakistani musician wrote, “I’ve reached a point in my life where I couldn’t care less about these things. But hey, if you’re going to do it, at least toss a little credit to the OG track.”

“If you’re gonna pull this off, could’ve at least done it with some finesse,” he remarked. 

Nadeem revealed to be a “huge” fan of Nigam, but had to set the record straight. “Huge fan of Sonu Nigam, but let’s be real, this is light years away from the real deal,” he shared.

Nadeem has composed many songs including Chaltay Rahay (formally owned by Sifaar the band), Jag Chor Dya, Aaj, Tou Phir Aao, and Sapnay to name a few.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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