‘Bhar do Jholi’ Controversy
The Bhar Do Jholi qawwali was revamped with the voice of Adnan Sami Khan for the Salman Khanstarrer Bajrangi Bhajain and went viral soon after its release. However, it received mixed reviews, with many finding it bland owing to the incompatibility with Adnan’s sweet vocal texture for something as raw as a qawaali. Pakistan’s biggest record label EMI Pakistan and Amjad Sabri qawwal, heir to the famous Sabri brothers, called for legal action against the producers of the film and the qawwali.
The version used in the film was reworked by well-known composer Pritam Chakarborty. Amjad Sabri was not only unhappy by the work ethics of the Indian producers but was also disappointed at the quality of the Indian version of the qawwali.