Xulfi refutes ‘Tu Jhoom’ plagiarism claims



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Coke Studio Producer Xulfi has denied charges of having stolen aspiring singer Nirmala Maghani’s melody for Tu Jhoom- the first song of their current season, using ‘video evidence’ to debunk allegations of theft.

As per The Express Tribune, Coke Studio has refuted the claims of the Umerkot-based female artist, deeming the melody as being an original production, through a statement shared alongside a WhatsApp screen recording. Using these snippets, the show aims to establish that Xulfi had begun working on the song in May, a month before Maghani claims to have shared her demo with him.

Additionally, Beena Raza who has also been in touch with Maghani previously, also reached out to The Express Tribune, confirming that the singer had sent her the composition under discussion, along with several other sample compositions before May. “I try to keep in touch with as many from the upcoming lot as I can and Nirmala did send me this sample among others sometime in April 2021,” she said.

Pirated content or an original Coke Studio production? What are your thoughts on the subject?