New Delhi: Singer Daler Mehendi sent a legal notice to film producer Yash Chopra seeking damages of Rs 1 crore for criminal breach of trust on Tuesday.
According to Mehndi, his voice was replaced by Shankar Mahadevan in the title song of Yash Raj Films yet to be released film Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.
The Punjabi pop singer has also sent notices to film's director Shaad Ali, lyricist Gulzar and singer Shanker Mahadevan, seeking an unconditional apology within 15 days.
However as per the official statement issued by Yash Raj Films, Mehndi's secretary who requested them to remove his voice from the song since the terms and conditions did not work out between the two parties.
Daler Mehndi's lawyer Naval Kishore Jha said, “Daler Mehndi’s voice was replaced in the yet to be released film Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. Shaad Ali, Yash Chopra, Gulzar and Shankar Mahadevan have removed his voice from the song. Therefore we have sent them legal notice. We have also claimed Rs 1 crore damage.”
This fact came to light only on May 15 when the album was released.
However, Reacting to Mehndi's legal notice alleging criminal breach of trust, Yashraj Films on Tuesday said that the singer was aware that his voice was removed from the song and the matter was concluded 11 months ago.
(With agency inputs)