09092023-LSTL-01.qxd 9/8/2023 10:25 PM Page 1 c m y b RAGHAV IS ALL EXCITED Actor Raghav Juyal is all excited as he reached Toronto to make his debut appearance in the film Kill. The thriller is set for a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2023 (TIFF). TRIBUNE Life Sheetal As AP Dhillon’s song With You comes under scanner for plagiarism, industry experts opine artistes have become lethargic and make songs on ‘sample’ beats E VER since its release, AP Dhillon’s song With You has become netizens’ favourite love anthem for its catchy music and impressive lyrics. But in the times of technology, nothing remains concealed for a long time, and soon listeners were quick to find two other songs with similar music! One of them, I Won’t Follow Through, by singer Ratthew was released in 2022 on YouTube. While people in no time cried plagiarism, it was soon clarified that the two bought the sample music from the same composer. Anyhow, in an era when remixes and remakes of old songs are marked for lack of originality, listeners are not ready to excuse the Excuses singer for being a lazy artiste! People from the music industry share their opinion. Sampling or copy? In hip hop culture and in the music industry, many artistes have been inspired by other There’s a artistes’ music and often tried to include or striking resemblance. In Called fact, it feels almost the same recreate that. means sampling, it as With You but for the melody. I taking a section of am sure there hasn’t been a audio from other copyright issue and it has been source (existing dialogue, music, lyrics) bought legally. and reworking it to SHIBANI KASHYAP, come up with an entirely new work of art. MeanSINGER while, With You isn’t his first song that has come under scanner. AP Dhillon’s songs, All about rhythm Renowned tabla player Yogesh Samsi gave a solo performance at the Tagore Theatre on Friday to mark the 150th birth anniversary of doyen of classical music Pt Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. The event was organised by Gandharva Maha-Vidyalaya, Panchkula. Samsi feels Government should there is a need for culpatronise Indian tural patronclassical music, age by the says tabla doyen government at both the Yogesh Samsi central as well as state level. “And not just Hindustani classical music but also of different Indian art forms, heritage sites etc,” he points out. Samsi has earlier performed on the tabla with top Child within Actor Arshad Warsi celebrated International Literacy Day, on September 8, with children from the Lourdes Convent High School who were passing by his home in Goa. LUDHIANA | SATURDAY | 9 SEPTEMBER 2023 Copy that! OTHER ALLEGED PLAGIARISED TRACKS AP Dhillon songs Summer High True Stories Fake Desi Munde Deadly Originals and singers The Less I Know The Better by Tame Impala Just Waana Rock by Lil Uzi Vert Opps On Fire by Lil Loaded Baguettes In The Face by Mustard Picture Me Rollin’ by Tupac Shakur Fake and Summer High, also had beats from western hits. In other words, he is just dishing out Punjabi lyrics on western beats! Lazy to the core On Instagram and X, many called out AP Dhillon, with one user labeling his name as ‘ Audio Pirate Dhillon’! While some defended AP for buying the audio and making it better, others accused him for not just picking the audio but copying the entire base track of Ratthew, with exactly the same drum and guitar loop. Pop duo Parekh & Singh commented on one such post on plagiarism, “Lazy writing and production that finds RIP, Marimuthu I would call it a copy. It’s not that AP didn’t know when he bought the music from the composer that it was used twice by other artistes. No one should be okay with it. SAHIL SAMUEL, SINGER commercial success is a dangerous and sad precedent because it encourages aspiring creators to focus on the success rather than the craft and the journey. It’s too rampant all over the ‘creI really love the ative media industry’, freshness AP Dhillon has which includes TV films , brought; everyone loved this and, of course, music.” In the past, other musilatest track till we got to know cians have also been that the music was entirely accused of doing the picked up from somewhere. same. Remember cult classic song Mehbooba SAMEER SANDHU, MUSIC Mehbooba from Sholay? It PRODUCER was the copy of Say You Love Me (Demis Roussos, 1974). But not everyone had the luxury to listen to western music during the 70s! Filmmaker and actor G. Marimuthu, best known for his work in the Tamil film industry, with films such as Pulluval and Kannum Kannum, to his credit has passed away at the age of 56, due to car- Tamil actor-director G. Marimuthu passes away at 56 diac arrest. Actor Vijay Sethupathi, posted a black and white picture of the director and captioned it as “RIP G. Marimuthu.” Actor Shanthnu wrote: “Shocking to hear about this. Of late I’ve been following a lot of his work. RIP sir, condo, lences to his family”. Actress Radikaa Sarathkumar tweeted: “So sad and shocked to hear of his passing of Marimuthu... gone so soon. Condolences to his family.” The director was last seen in superstar Rajinikanth’s blockbuster film Jailer. Indian 2, where he finished all his scenes, is his last film, and will be released later.— IANS Act of faith Puneet Kaur Thind Siddanth Karnick is a name that resonates with versatility, passion, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. From his remarkable performances in Made in Heaven and Adipurush to his upcoming endeavours in the world of acting, writing, and production, Karnick’s journey in the entertainment industry is a testament to his unwavering dedication. Karnick’s recent series on Amazon Made in Heaven has captivated audiences globally. His portrayal as the main lead alongside classical instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers of India like Pt Shivkumar Sharma, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt Bhimsen Joshi, Ustad Vilayat Khan and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Having taught over 40 tabla players, Samsi was himself trained intensely under the legendary Ustad Allah Rakha for 23 years. He adds, “Goa has already made it mandatory that Indian classical music be a compulsory part of education in schools and colleges. This successful model needs to be emulated pan-India.” Meanwhile, apart from Yogesh Samsi, and Aditya Sharma, Vinay Mishra, Rajneesh Dhiman and Adarsh Saxena too performed at Tagore theatre. — TNS Actor Siddanth Karnick, who is basking in the success of Made in Heaven 2, says he tries to bring his own life experiences into the roles he essays on screen Mrunal Thakur in one of the episodes has garnered significant praise. Reflecting on his experience, he says, “I have been a huge fan of the series since season one and always wanted to be a part of it.” The camaraderie and comfort between actors play a pivotal role in delivering outstanding performances. He adds, “Mrunal Thakur’s presence on the sets was amazing.” With directors like Alankrita Shrivastava and production houses like Zoya Akhtar’s Tiger Baby, Karnick’s experience was nothing short of spectacular. His involvement in Adipurush, GOA HAS ALREADY MADE IT MANDATORY THAT INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC BE A COMPULSORY PART OF EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. THIS SUCCESSFUL MODEL NEEDS TO BE EMULATED PAN-INDIA. c m y b the much-talked-about film, added another layer of prestige to his career, as he expressed contentment on being a part of such a monumental project. TRUE CALLING The journey into the entertainment industry was a leap into the unknown. At 22, like many young adults, he was unsure about his path. Karnick’s candid admission resonates with those who have grappled with finding their true calling. He admitted that he didn’t know what he wanted to do. Yet, his journey from uncertainty to achievement is an embodiment of hard work. Growing up in a family with a strong military background, Karnick initially contemplated joining the Army. He says, “But my parents’ encouragement and early inclination towards acting brought me into the world of entertainment.” Karnick’s involvement in a wide array of projects, from films to television, underscores his versatile approach to his roles. The actor shares. “When one is new or just starting off, not many jobs or roles are offered. But a proactive approach helps.” Whether it’s theatre, cinema, voice-over work or hosting shows, Karnick is undaunted. He emphasises, “The art of bringing my own life experiences into characters has resonated with audiences across mediums. Whether on stage or in cinema, I am committed to infusing authenticity into onscreen portrayals.” As Karnick continues his remarkable journey, he has exciting plans on the horizon. His upcoming projects, including the movie “Animal” and an IndoFrench collaboration, promise to expand his creative horizons even further. “It’s alright to start without a clear vision; what truly matters is the willingness to explore and seize opportunities that come your way,” he beams.
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