Coca Cola gets sued by Overload singer Farhad Humayun over piracy


We all have the right to privacy thanks to the law. However, it seems the more well-known you are the less people care about your privacy. So, it’s little surprise that the media is flooded with stories with celebrities battling against companies and institutions to defend their right of privacy and image rights. Recently, Overload singer Farhad Humayun got caught up in a media storm of copyright and privacy law. Farhad claimed that Coca Cola has plagiarised his song Neray Aah for its recent TV commercial featuring Meesha Shafi’s vocals, announcing the season 13 of Coke Studio. According to him, the ad’s version of the song is not like the film version or the coke studio version performed by Rachel Viccaji and Overlaod, but it’s an obvious copy of the band’s version of the song. He took to his social media and wrote, “Stealing so blatantly & shamelessly – They’ve lifted the groove, melody, stoccato vocalisation, accents, tempo from my song, not the film version nor the coke studio version (which is also my arrangement). This has to stop!”