Atif Aslam’s collaboration with Coke Studio for a special went viral within hours of being released. Atif’s take on Asma-ul-Husna – the 99 names of Allah – received praise from all around and got millions of hits. The video, directed by Asim Raza and produced by Zulfiqar “Xulfi” Jabbar Khan was also appreciated and people lauded Coke Studio for releasing this in this moment of crisis.
However, a blogger came forward and accused Coke Studio of plagiarising British singer Sami Yusuf’s video. Aamir Ali Shah, who levelled the accusations, also shared the two videos side by side and let the audiences make the call.
For the unacquainted, Sami is a British singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and record producer born in Tehran, Iran.
Watch Coke Studio’s Asma-ul-Husna here:
Watch Sami Yusuf’s video:
Meanwhile, earlier this month, Sami had also released his take on Asma-ul-Husna.