We don’t know if you’ve managed to take your eyes off Katrina Kaif seductively licking a lonely drop of mango juice off her lips in the commercial for a fruit drink, but the music may have sounded very familiar. The song is from Oscar winner Rahman’s composition for Slumdog Millionaire.
It may not be the best of times for A. R. Rahman after he received flak for his composition for the Commonwealth Games last year. And now, one of his tracks from ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ has been reportedly used in an advertisement without his consent. The ad for a fruit drink, featuring Katrina Kaif, uses the same track that introduces Lathika, played by Freida Pinto, in the Oscar winning movie.
Unlike other music composers, Rahman holds the rights of all the songs that he composes. Miffed at the use of his track without his permission, Rahman has asked his lawyers to look into the case and they will be approaching the record label T-series to find out how they used the track without his consent.
But Bhushan Kumar, Chariman of T-Series claims that though Rahman’s office was not informed about the use of the track, Rahman himself was informed. According to Bhushan, the whole issue has been sorted out between the two parties.