Release Of Sidhu Moosewala’s Jaandi Vaar Is Illegal? Bunty Bains’ Request To Salim Merchant

On Wednesday night, Salim Merchant announced his upcoming track “Jaandi Vaar” with late Punjabi Singer Sidhu Moosewala on September 2nd. This announcement sparked a wave of happiness into Sidhu’s fans. But the release of the posthumous song of Sidhu Moosewala might be halted as Punjabi music Lyricist and music composer Bunty Bains came up with a statement against Salim Merchant and requested him to not release the song with Sidhu Moosewala.

Bunty Bains uploaded an instagram story and a post a day after Salim Merchant announced the new song with Sidhu Moosewala. Through the story and post, Bains warned Salim Merchant to cancel the release of his upcoming track with Sidhu Moosewala as the posthumous song of Sidhu is not authorised by his parents yet.

Bunty Bains also alleges that they have made requests to Salim to not release the track earlier, 3-4 days after Sidhu’s death. Bains also alleges that Salim Merchant is using Sidhu’s vocal for commercialisation and should stop using Sidhu’s e-signature without taking any prior permission.

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Bunty Bains said while requesting Salim Merchant to not release the song with Sidhu Moosewala, ” Salim Sir – All of us highly respect you. But this release hasn’t been authorised by the @sidhu_moosewala family yet. We have requested you multiple times even when you wanted to release the song just 3-4 days after Shubh veer left us and at that time as well during those circumstances Shubh veer’s father saab had sent you a voice note to hold on for any release so that family can first take some time and then discuss and understand the entire details of project with you and accordingly the future plan can be decided.”

He further added,”I would really request you with folded hands that while we are anyways disappointed with various people putting out unreleased and leaked songs, we are hoping to get the support from such a well known artist and professional like you and to not put out any song yet without family’s confirmation and approval. Sidhu’s parents would be very pleased to meet you soon and discuss this project in person, just that for now a lot of other things have been their priority, including seeking justice for him than to start discussing 3rd party projects. I hope you will understand this and support us at such times.”

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Bunty alleges Salim of use of Sidhu’s voice for commercialisation by saying, “Furthermore commercialising his vocals as well as his name in the form of NFT in addition to offering unlicensed merchandise of Sidhu Moose Wala and unlawful use of his e-signature without any prior permissions by tying up with entities such as @kalakaar_io is entirely illegal and infringes the rights at multiple levels and we would advise immediate pull down of all such material. @warnermusicindia @jaymehtagram @sardarbalkaursidhu”.

Gold Media Entertainment, the company that used to handle Sidhu digitally also shared Bunty Bains’ post on their official account making this a serious allegation.

Salim Merchant hasn’t responded to the allegations made by Bunty Bains and Gold Media Yet. Salim has announced the song titled as ‘Jaandi Vaar’ with Sidhu Moosewala and Afsana Khan that he recorded in July last year to be released on September 2nd.

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