Hindi film industry singer and music composer Anu Malik was called out on Twitter for copying Israel's national anthem titled Hatikvah for his song Mera Mulk Mera Desh from Ajay Devgn's film Diljale in 1996.
After the Artem Dolgopyat won the gold medal for Israel in the Tokyo Olympics, national anthem was played and the Israeli flag was raised in honour of the gymnast.
To which few Indian netizens after watching the video had bring out similarities between the national anthem of Israel and Malik's 1996 song.
Soon, the count went hundreds on Twitter who put up this fact and Anu Malik's name was soon trending on Twitter in the top 10.
Many indian Twitter users had criticized him for 'copying' and 'stealing' from another country's national anthem and trolled him.
One of the user tweeted, "Anu Malik copying the national anthem of a country to make a Bollywood song is so Anu Malik!"
Another user twitted, "The National anthem tune has some familiarity to the Indian song... Mera Mulk Mera Desh? Or is it just me?"
Anu Malik has given out many hits in bollywood during his career such as Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal, Eli Re Eli, Baazigar O Baazigar, Chamma Chamma and much more.
However, he had a fair share of controversies and also accused of sexual harassment by multiple female singers like Neha Bhasin, Shweta Pandit, and Sona Mohapatra during the #MeToo movement in India.