Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate in copyright blues
Aamir Khan’s most awaited TV debut with Satyamev Jayate was aired on Star TV on Sunday. The show dealt with the scourge of female foeticide.
However, lead singer Palash Sen of band Euphoria sent Aamir Khan and Star Tv alleging that the chorus of the show’s 22-minute anthem, Satyamev Jayate composed by Ram Sampath, had been lifted from the band’s decade-old song Satyameva Jayate.
In 2000, Euphoria released its second album Phir Dhoom, and one of its songs was named Satyameva Jayate. And the chorus of composer Ram Sampath’s version of Satyamev Jayate is exactly the same as the chants in their song, according to Sen.
“They’ve basically used the same refrain. Jo baaki ka gaana hai, that has different words and tune. But the mainstay of the song – the chorus – is ours. Which is why I’ve sent a legal notice to them,” says Palash.