Uttam said that Anil did not inform him before using two of his songs in Gadar 2.He said that the director had called him and only informed him about re-releasing the original film Gadar before the release of sequel.
He added that Anil did not say anything about the songs. He had called Uttam to his office and when he went there, Anil informed him, ‘Uttam ji we are re-releasing the original film two months before the original. So, please rework the music.’ And Uttam replied that he will do it.
The music composer then went for a second meeting to inform Anil about the final budget for reworking the music according to the speakers in today’s time. He also recalled that people from Zee Music, which owns the music rights, were also there and they were unhappy with the expenses incurred.
Later, Anil took Uttam to another room and made him listen to Khairiyat song from Gadar 2 which the music composer found untuned. After fixing the song, Uttam left and had no other conversation about Gadar 2 music.
“If he (Anil) says that he made me hear the songs, then it’s wrong. No permission was taken from me. You take the song, do whatever you want. You say you (have) the rights? Ok agreed but there is something called ethics as well. What is your identity? Gadar. So, Gadar is not just a film, right?” Uttam told Bollywood Hungama.
Uttam admitted that he has not watched Gadar 2 yet as he is unhappy that the music credit has been given to Mithoon and the original music credit goes to Monty Sharma. He blamed the director and the two younger musicians and called it ‘wrong and a matter of great sadness.’