Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) T-Pain had dropped a “surprise” song, which got blocked on YouTube on copyright grounds after Indian filmmaker Mohit Suri and Mithoon pointed out that the melody used by the Grammy award-winning rapper is the Indian composer’s original work which had featured in the 2013 film “Aashiqui 2”.
“One more surprise before the year’s over #ThatsYoMoney out now,” T-Pain tweeted on Friday.
Suri, who had helmed the Bollywood film, wrote: “Dunno why, but this seems familiar. ‘Aashiqui 2’ ‘Tum hi ho’ T-Pain. It’s a melody from Mithoon’s song.”
Mithoon also wrote on the micro-blogging site: “Sir, the melody that you have used in your new song is my original work for a previously released Hindi film. The label (T-Series) is looking into this. ‘Tum hi ho’ ‘Aashiqui 2’.”
Following their tweets, the video got blocked.
The video of “Tum hi ho”, which was picturised on actors Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, has received 213 million views so far.