Pritam Chakraborty is a very unhappy man right now. The accusation that the track Hai Junoon from New York is copied from a track Naluri Lelaki by the Samsons has put the composer in a state of depression.
"When I was getting inspired by outside sources, I openly admitted it, right up to the title track in Race. Now when I am not copying from any source why am I being attacked? Hai Junoon is not copied from any source. I can swear on my music on that. I've vowed never to copy from any source."
Surprisingly, the charge was leveled first by singer Pankaj Awasthi on the Web. Awasthi has sung for Pritam in New York. On Yashraj Films' request Awasthi hastily withdrew his plagiarism allegations against Pritam but the damage was done.
The latest allegation has taken its toll on Pritam's family life. "My wife is very disturbed. And I haven't slept for two nights. What is the point of success when we aren't allowed to enjoy it? The Web is filled with abuse against me. It's unfair. That's all I can say," added Pritam.