Byline by – Vinayak Heliwal
The IPL 2020 is all set to begin on September 19 with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on the Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi. With less than 10 days to go, The Indian Premier League (IPL) unveiled their anthem song “Aayenge Hum Wapas”.However, the IPL anthem has now become controversial as Indian Rapper Krishna Kaul has alleged that the anthem has been copied from his rap song in 2017 titled “Dekh Kaun Aaya Wapas”
The Delhi -born rapper boasts of 11,000 followers on Twitter and is widely known as “KRSNA”.While his tweet only mentioned the IPL 2020 anthem copied, Kaul’s Instagram story threatened legal action against the league. Amidst the controversy, the rapper RCR aka Rohit Kumar took to Instagram to clear our things that he has only given his voice behind the rap and did not compose the song on his own.
The real composer of this year IPL anthem Pranav Ajayrao Malpe has also clarified that there is no truth behind rapper Krishna Kaul’s allegations and the anthem “Aayenge Hum Wapas” goes with the current condition across the world with people looking to return to normalcy after the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Pranav Ajayrao Malpe also displayed a certificate from the Music Composers Association of India (MCAI) which clearly stated that his song is an original.Moreover,reacting on the controversial copied IPL Anthem, Netizens has already set the social media abuzz.
Interestingly the IPL broadcasters are yet to release any kind of statement on the matter. As of now, the stage is set with a highly -anticipated opening matchup against Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on September 19.