Zandu Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of Zandu Balm, have settled their dispute with producer Arbaaz Khan out of court. The pharmaceutical company had on 17th September issued a notice to Khan, asking him to withdraw the song, ‘Munni badnaam hui’, or delete the reference to its product, Zandu balm, in it, citing copyright infringement as the reason. The company threatened civil and criminal action against the producers of the film. But the dispute has been amicably settled between the two parties.
Under the settlement, the pharma company can use the super-hit song for its promotional campaigns. It is also in talks with Malaika Arora-Khan, wife of Arbaaz and on whom the ‘Munni badnaam hui’ song has been picturised, for using her as the brand ambassador for Zandu Balm! Whether or not Malaika endorses the balm, she can definitely tell the Zandu balm people, “Munni ka munna (Arbaaz) badnaam hua, darling tere (Zandu) liye!”