MUMBAI: As has sadly become the norm these days, yet another much-hyped Bollywood film, ‘Krrish 3’ is embroiled in a controversy, mere days before the release.
A Madhya Pradesh based scriptwriter, one Uday Singh Rajput, has alleged that the filmmakers of ‘Krrish 3’ have violated copyrights. Rajput alleges copyright violation, by citing that he had written the script for the film, but wasn’t given due credit for the same.
In his plea, the as-yet unheard of scriptwriter, has pleaded that he registered his script with the Film Writers Association way back in 2008, under the title ‘Krrish 2’. He also said that he had sent a copy of the selfsame script to Rakesh Roshan for consideration, but got no response from him.
Rajput claimed that he was the scriptwriter for the film, but the credit was given to Robin Bhatt.
Said advocate Rekha Mehta, on behalf of petitioner Uday Singh Rajput, “We wrote to Roshan and demanded he give us due credit, but there was no positive response from their side. Thus we moved the high court seeking a compensation of Rs 2 crore and as interim relief, sought an injunction on the release of the film, scheduled to be released on November 1.”
Meanwhile, Rakesh Roshan’s company Filmkraft Productions India Private Limited has moved the court, requesting that Rajput’s plea be dismissed. The petition also asked for the release of the film, ‘Krrish 3’ not be disturbed.
Judge SJ Kathawala will reportedly hear both petitions today, and will then pass an order on the matter.