Jab Harry Met Sejal: Singers Aaman Trikha, Dev Negi argue over credits for ‘Butterfly’ song

Butterfly‘, from Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming romantic comedy Jab Harry Met Sejal, was lauded for Shah Rukh Khan’s turbaned portrayal. But it would not have been half as good had it not been the voice lent to the actor in the song. Now, two singers have claimed credits for Khan’s voice.

Last week, singer Aaman Trikha tweeted that he was honoured to sing for Khan for the first time in his career. Khan replied by saying, “You give life to the song.”

However, later, musician Chirrantan Bhatt posted on Facebook about the confusion regarding the singer of ‘Butterfly‘.

“The song butterfly from Jab Harry Met Sejal has been sung by the very talented Dev Negi. But shockingly and sadly, the song has been credited to Aaman Trikha. I hope they correct this error as soon as possible and I hope Aaman Trikha also clears the air,” said Bhatt’s Facebook post.

Mid-Day quotes Negi as saying, “The male voice is mine. Maybe, Aaman was credited by mistake. I will talk to the label about it. SRK’s voice in the song is mine. Pritam da must be busy. Also, he doesn’t have the time to look into these things. But it’s unfair.” The singer claims that Trikha only has a couple of lines in the song.

The same report quotes Trikha as retorting, “Pritam da had called me and I recorded the song. Both the singers have been credited for it, so, why is there a problem? Everyone, including SRK, has acknowledged my work. Are they all wrong? It’s a proud moment for me because it’s my first song for him. I haven’t been credited out of the blue. I have recorded the song. What happens in the mixing is out of my control.”

Finally, music composer Pritam clears the air. “Aaman has sung for it, so, I have to credit him. Thirty-five singers sang a song in Jagga Jasoos (‘Khana Khake‘), and all have been credited. Even in ‘Selfie Le Le Re‘ (Bajrangi Bhaijaan), Nakash (Aziz) has sung only one line, but we have credited him. Dev’s is the primary voice but Aaman’s vocals are included as well,” says Pritam, as per the same report.

Published Date: Jul 18, 2017 12:12 pm | Updated Date: Jul 18, 2017 12:12 pm

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