Singer-actor Gippy Grewal has now opened up about the controversy surrounding ‘The Punjaabban Song’ in Jugjugg Jeeyo starring Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. The song, originally named ‘Nach Punjaban’, was sung by Abrar Ul Haq who had claimed that he had not given rights to Dharma Productions. Meanwhile, Gippy Grewal claims he was told by music composer Tanishk Bagchi that his vocals were not used at all only for the singer to find out that the entire trailer was cut around his vocals.
Gippy Grewal said that he was reached out for the track ‘The Punjaabban Song’ which was heavily used in Jugjugg Jeeyo and during promotions as well. He said he will listen to the music and record it and send it across. “They sent to me saying ‘You sing this song!’ They said, ‘Sir, will you sing this song, ‘Nach Punjaban’?’ I said, ‘I will listen to it and if my vocals fit, I will sing it!’ So I heard the track, recorded it and send it to them. Nobody called me for three months. So I assumed that nobody liked my vocals and they didn’t use it. One day I saw the poster that read that the trailer is coming out tomorrow. So I messaged their music director Tanishk Bagchi if his vocals had been used, and he said ‘No, it was Dharma’s call’. I said, ‘That’s fine! No problem and good luck. We will do something next time. The next day, the trailer came out and I didn’t watch it because I thought that my song hadn’t featured in it, so I wasn’t interested. My brother called me from Australia and said, ‘You sang well, you didn’t tell me?’ And I was like, ‘Where did you hear my song?’ He said that your vocals are in the trailer. So when I looked up the trailer, the entire trailer has been cut around my vocals.”