‘Don’t Be Shy’ was the first song from the soundtrack of Bala to be released by its makers, and as if the film’s other legal troubles weren’t enough, this track too has landed it in a soup. Dr Zeus, the composer of the original ‘Don’t Be Shy’ has alleged that he was not consulted before this decision to use it in the film was taken, and that no credit was given to him. He has also lashed out at the composers for ruining his songs with the additional music and lyrics, while revealing that he’ll be taking some kind of legal route in this case.
His exact statement came from Twitter. He said, “Are you guys taking the p**s @sonymusicindia @MaddockFilms @Its_Badshah @SonyMusicUK @SachinJigarLive… When did you compose ‘Don’t b shy’ and ‘Kangna’. More to the point how dare you guys be riding off ma old hits and f**n them up? Ya need to get original? My lawyers will be in touch?”
It seems following this tweet Badshah had a chat with Dr Zeus, which led to the latter tweeting again explaining the situation further. He has seemingly absolved Badshah of this fiasco by saying, “Big respect to @Its_Badshah for actually having the courtesy of pickin up the fone & addressing me about this don’t b shy situation.. I no issues with u bro👊🏼 ya ma fam & always will be. As for @sonymusicindia it’s not bout last min credits!!! that are still totally wrong!!”
Badshah also took to Twitter to speak about this issue. He said, “I am aware of the situation around ‘Don’t be shy’. I want to start by saying that I love and respect @drzeusworld paaji immensely and he knows it. He has the right to get angry with me because he’s my senior and ive learnt a lot from him. And he is the last per’on I’d want to go through something like this.” He added that he decided to work on the song only after making sure all the necessary rights were taken. “But still if there’s any misunderstanding, I’ll make sure it gets cleared asap. I support Zeus Paaji.” said Badshah.
The name of the song has since been changed to ‘Don’t Be Shy Again,’ and all due credit has been given to Dr Zeus and Rouge, who had created the original song. Bala stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar, and is slated to be released on November 7.