The famous Pakistani actress Sadia Imam recently claimed that she wrote the lyrics for Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s two hit songs. According to her, one is ‘Jiya Dhadak Dhadak’ from the 2005 Bollywood movie Kalyug and the other one is ‘Zindagi Ye Safar Main Hai’ from the 2007 movie Life in a Metro.
Sadia Imam told this in a TV interview. She said, “I gave the lyrics to Rahat and the onus of giving me credits depended on his ethical values. Had I been given credits, both the songs would have remained under my name forever.”
Rahat’s business director Salman Ahmed denied Sadia’s claimed and said, “It is in bad taste that when the whole world is celebrating Khan Saheb’s Doctorate from Oxford University, Ms Imam would bring up something like this, that too after so many years. Even if she still claims that she is the brain behind penning the songs then she is more than welcome to present any proof, confirming the same.”
If you search on the internet you will find out that Sayeed Quadri wrote the lyrics for Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye while Rohail Hyatt and Faisal Rafi are the co-composer of the song. On the other hand, Zindagi Yeh Safar Hai’s lyrics are written by Sachin Gupta.
Faisal Rafi also denied the claims by Sadia. He said, “These are baseless claims. The entire song was made in my presence. Rahat came up with the melody in a taxi. We then went to Rohail’s place where he arranged and made the music for the Bollywood hit single.”
It is really strange to see that Sadia claimed to be the writer of the songs after nearly a decade but who knows, she might be right. We really hope that things get to sort out between Rahat and Sadia.