Kick song Jumme ki raat: Himesh Reshammiya takes away credit from lyricist Kumaar?

Kumaar who has written Jumme ki raat for Sallu miyaan’s Kick is mighty upset with the film’s music composer for not giving him proper credit. Read on to know full scoop…

In a recent interview, Himesh Reshammiya made a statement about Kick song Jumme ki raat which we hear hasn’t gone down well with the song’s lyricist Kumaar. The music composer-singer-actor said in his interview that Kumaar only wrote the antaras whereas lyricist Shabbir Ahmed was the one who came up with the hook line of the song. This has obviously irked the Ishq bulava lyricist as he feels Himesh didn’t credit his contribution correctly. While talking to a leading daily, Kumaar said, “He (Himesh) should have been honest that I have written the whole song and that Shabbir wrote only the hook. I don’t want to take away credit away from him, but he has only written the first four lines and I have written the rest of the song. It took me five attempts to reach the final version.”

On the other hand, The Xpose actor in his defense said to the daily, “Both of them have been given joint credit by producer-director Sajid Nadiadwala. I had only stated that the mukhda (catch lines) — Jumme ki raat hai, choome ki baat hai, Allah bachaaye mujhe tere vaar se — was Shabbir’s contribution. The rest of the song is by Kumaar, so I have only defined in detail the exact contribution of each one of them in the song.”