At first the complaints about the film were minor. It went months without a name, which frustrated fans, and many critics scoffed at the 46-year-old Shahrukh being paired with 24-year-old Anushka Sharma and 28-year-old Katrina Kaif.
But then the plagiarism accusations began. The film's poster was first to go under the microscope; it bears certain similarities to a French film poster but given how popular that particular poster style has become it's hard to keep a straight face when critics accuse the poster of being a copy.
However the latest charge may stick. "Challa," a newly released song from the film's soundtrack, bears striking resemblance to the popular song "Save Tonight" by Eagle-Eye Cherry. The resemblance is strong enough to indicate that "Challa" may have been directly lifted. Compare the two songs--notice the similarity?
The issue of copied music in Shahrukh Khan's Jab Tak Hai Jaan is incredibly disappointing, though sadly not entirely uncommon in the industry. Calling it "inspiration," as so many composers do when their plagiarism is noticed, simply won't cut it anymore.
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