Published on March 25, 2019
slide 1: Mysterious Credits For Narendra Modi Biopic To Javed Akhtar and Sameer Boom spoke to Javed Akhtar who denied having written any such lyrics for the film Mysterious Credits For Narendra Modi Biopic To Javed Akhtar and Sameer on BoomLive. We spoke to Javed Akhtar who denied having written any such lyrics for the film slide 2: Fact Check India » After veteran lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar denied having written any songs for the film PM Narendra Modi in a tweet on Friday it was now turn for lyricist Sameer Anjaan. Sameer took to Twitter to distance himself from the biopic which has his name along with Akhtar’s in the end credits of the trailer. He expressed ‘shock’ in the tweet mentioning that he has not written any song for any such film. The lyricist’s tweet can be viewed here. Earlier Akhtar in a similar tweet had mentioned that he was “shocked to find his name on the poster of the film” along with a screenshot of the end credits from the trailer that was released on March 21. We got in touch with Akhtar moments after he tweeted. He said “I have no idea about this film. I did not even hear much about this film. It can be that they have taken some old film songs of mine. I was not even aware of that till I saw my name crop up in the trailer. I will have to find out how my name has been used. Maybe they could have used lyrics from Border or LOC Kargil but having said that no maker can credit someone like they have done. It is shocking.” BOOM observed the trailer of the film and at mark 2.31 minutes the credits roll out which mention the lyricists along with Prasoon Joshi Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay Sardaraa Parry G and Luvraj. Sandip Singh another producer of the film tweeted on Saturday afternoon clarifying that the makers had used songs of different films which were written by Javed Akhtar and Sameer. You can see the producers tweet here.