Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, said Charles Caleb. And it looks like one Indian politician took the phrase to heart because he not just “imitated” a Pakistani song, he literally carbon copied it.
Recently, Indian politician, Raja Singh announced a new song, which he dedicated to the Indian armed forces. But, he clearly stole a Pakistani patriotic song which was released by the ISPR
The original song, called “Pakistan Zindabad” was released this past March 23rd (specifically written by Sahir Ali Bagga). And what’s even more funny, he tried to pass it off as his own. Good God, help me. Can it get any worse? You guys can probably anticipate what happened.
But before we go into everything, you guys should hear the two side by side for yourselves
— Chowkidar Raja Singh (@TigerRajaSingh) April 12, 2019
Similar? You bet. Only a couple of words were changed including Pakistan to Hindustan.
You can always expect Pakistanis to have the best comebacks, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor took it to heart and called out the Indian politician
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) April 14, 2019
Oof. Hit the nail on the head.
But it didn’t make Raja Singh feel as ashamed as we thought the Indian politician might have
NOPE. He lashed back and it’s actually pretty unbelievable.
I'm more surprised that even a terriorst nation produces singer's. #Pakistani singer's may have copied my song we don't have to copy anything from a terrorist state like Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/nnXIinOt1E
— Chowkidar Raja Singh (@TigerRajaSingh) April 14, 2019
Pretty surreal to say the least but what can you expect from a nation who also lied about fake air strikes. In his video message after everyone called him out, the BJP leader said, “Pakistan’s media is upset over Hindustan Zindabad being copied from Pakistan but we have been releasing a new song every year since 2010.” Er – what even? Whether or not you’ve been releasing songs since 2010, this was plagiarized. He even went on to name a couple of songs adding, “we don’t need to copy Pakistani songs. India has the best singers and writers.” LOL. Well, if that were true, this wouldn’t have happened in the first place.
For Raja Singh who thinks India doesn’t “need” to copy Pakistani songs, here are “All The Bollywood Songs You Didn’t Realize Were Actually Copied From Pakistani Songs”, you’re welcome.
No worries though, DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor kept his cool and replied with utmost calmness
Pakistani media isn’t covering the ‘so called’ song. In rest of the world this is called something else…
Second sentence of previous tweet ie “But copy to speak the truth as well” stays valid as expected.
This lie too not a surprise. That’s what was said, we can’t be surprised. https://t.co/3tJzg43ccF
— Asif Ghafoor (@peaceforchange) April 15, 2019
Others though, aren’t being as cool-headed as our DG ISPR and got a little more enthusiastic
I am not glad because this is not copy but theft very unimpressive voice humiliation to those who are dedicated https://t.co/W8ZgBhr0iT
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) April 14, 2019
Truth be told, we can’t disagree.
But honestly, the funniest thing about this whole thing are the public’s comments.
Kiyun k "#ChowkidarHiChorHai"
— Azhar (@MashwaniAzhar) April 14, 2019
All the chawkidaars are caught stealing, some getting caught in Raphael scandal others stealing songs 😂
— SnickleFritz⁉️🛡️ (@Buzz_Pk) April 14, 2019
Dear Chowkidar Mama, You Should send a legal notice to Shahid Afridi, He copied your song & Also Changed the wording of it. pic.twitter.com/BFMTfXWINi
— Ihtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) April 14, 2019
And my personal favorite…
I condemn this massacre of ispr song
— Burhan Hayat (@burhanhayatt) April 14, 2019
Pakistan is more than happy to be a source of inspiration for those who are in need of creativity. Just be sure to remember where you got inspired from, Raja sahab.
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