Aamir Khan resigns from Copyright panel
Aamir Khan has resigned from the 10-member committee set up by the Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal to review the proposed amendments to Copyright Act.
The actor said, “It seems to me that there is an attempt by certain people to attack me in public by printing lies about me, thereby turning the attention away from a genuine debate about copyright issues.”
Aamir’s decision comes after a verbal duel he reportedly had with lyricist Javed Akhtar and others over the issue of royalties in a meeting between producers and writers. Aamir is reported to have said that a song’s popularity depended on the star it was picturised on and not on the lyricist’s efforts, much to the annoyance of Akhtar, who said that song ‘Papa Kehte Hai’ became a hit even when Aamir was a newcomer in “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak”.