Ayushmann Khurrana’s Dream Girl: Song Dhagala Lagli Kala Removed from Online Platforms
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Ayushmann Khurrana’s Dream Girl: Song Dhagala Lagli Kala Removed from Online Platforms

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Dream Girl’s song, Dhagala Lagli Kala, has been removed from YouTube and other online platforms due to copyright claims.

Dream Girl song, Dhagala Lagli Kala -- which featured the lead pair Ayushmann Khurrana and Nushrat Bharucha, along with Riteish Deshmukh in a guest appearance -- has been deleted from all digital platforms due to copyright violations. Delhi High Court, following a petition for ownership rights by Saregama India, had earlier restricted the makers (producers Balaji Motion Pictures) from using the remix version of the original Marathi folk song from Dada Kondke’s film Bot Lavin Tithe Gudgulya. Now following the final verdict by Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, the song has been removed from all official platforms, although pirated versions might still be available on various websites.

However, the song was only part of the film’s promotions, featuring the actors in a festive setup, and does not form part of the narrative of the film so Dream Girl will not need to be edited and can continue to run in the theatres in its current form.

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Helmed by debutant director Raaj Shandilya -- who has previously written scripts for popular comedy shows on television such as Comedy Nights with Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show -- the film has been a massive success at the box office. It  collected INR 86.6 crore in two weeks and has been competing well against Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor’s campus drama Chhichhore, which has also been a hit with the audiences. Dream Girl is also giving a tough time to this weekend’s new releases, including Sonam Kapoor-Dulquer Salmaan romantic comedy The Zoya Factor, Karan Deol’s debut film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas and Sanjay Dutt’s action-drama Prassthanam. Ayushmann has been hailed for his versatile performance and comic timing in Dream Girl, which also stars other talented actors, including Annu Kapoor, Abhishek Banerjee, Nishi Bisht, Manjot Singh, Rajesh Sharma and Vijay Raaz.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.