This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
He told a friend that in all these years no one had defended him publicly although he had been accused of plagiarism so many times. After the press conference he went quietly towards Salman to thank him. Says the eyewitness, "Salman brushed aside Pritam’s gratitude and asked, ‘Kyon, achcha bola na? Did I give a suitable reply?’ Salman then went on to give Pritam an impromptu pep-talk about how he must never take sh*t lying down. That he must stand up for what he feels and knows to be right" The story of Salman’s morale-boosting technique doesn’t end there. Pritam has taken Salman’s advice very seriously. He has decided to take strong legal action against anyone who accuses him of plagiarism without substantiating the charges. While Pritam remained unavailable for comment, a source close to him confirmed, "Yes the incident with Salman really happened. And yes he is going to take legal action against people including fellow-composers who accuse him of copying."