Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan aka Xulfi reacted to plagiarism allegations on Coke Studio 14’s opener ‘Tu Jhoom‘ sung by Abida Parveen and Naseebo Lal.
According to Express Tribune, Xulfi has shared some screen recordings of his chat with young producer Abdullah Siddiqui in which they discussed the melody of ‘Tu Jhoom’ back in May 2021.
“My work is not borrowed or without credit, given that what I share with the world is work that relies on the very essence of partnership and collaboration. I hope this to be evident in my entire body of work produced in my career,” Xulfi was quoted saying.
“The aim of Coke Studio 14 was to present our music, our young talent and our icons in a way that shows the world what we are capable of, what we stand for as a nation. Our aim was to create a cultural moment of glory for Pakistan,
“And that power is very dear to me and one that I’ve absorbed heavily this season … I look forward to continue working with our brilliant artists, from all over the country; for they truly are the present and future of Pakistani music!,” Xufi added.
It must be noted here that hailed from Umerkot, budding singer Nirmala Maghani alleged Coke Studio 14 of stealing her melody for ‘Tu Jhoom‘. Maghani claimed that the melody of ‘Tu Jhoom‘ was the one she sent to Xulfi back in June 2021, eying a spot in Coke Studio 14’s line-up