Lyricist Manoj Muntashir was recently accused of copying the song ‘Teri Mitti’. Allegedly, the song from the movie “Kesari” is copied from a 2005 Pakistani song. However, Manoj has denied the allegations and responded to trolls.
Notably, Manoj Muntashir is extremely proud of his song ‘Teri Mitti’. The lyricist said, “Those making allegations should kindly check the video. The video has been uploaded many months after the release of our film ‘Kesari’. And for your kind information, the singer is not Pakistani. She is our very own Indian folk singer Geeta Rabari.” He added that Geeta is his great admirer and is personally known to him.
Apart from Teri Mitti, many have accused him of lifting other songs and poems too. However, Manoj feels that people are attacking him because of the video he made on the Mughals.
Incidentally, Manoj had shared a video in which he compared ‘Mughal emperors’ to dacoits. The video is captioned as, “Choose Your Legacy And Your Heros”. Many celebrities and netizens slammed Muntashir for spreading hate.
Furthermore, in his defense, Muntashir said, “If my YouTube videos and retelling of correct history upsets someone, they are most welcome to reason with me. But don’t disrespect a song that has become an anthem for the armed forces. It’s not acceptable.” Manoj added that if it is proven that “Teri Mitti” has been copied, he will quit writing forever.