Writer sends legal notice to Ghanchakkar makers, alleges plagiarism
New Delhi, June 22, 2013
First Published: 18:00 IST(22/6/2013)
Last Updated: 19:02 IST(22/6/2013)
UTV Productions, the makers of Ghanchakkar have reportedly received legal notice from a Nepal-based writer Dhirendra Kumar, Bollywood Hungama reports. The writer has also sought a stay on the release of the film.
Ghanchakkar stars Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi have been going all out to promote their upcoming film. Getting into the comic mood of the film, the two stars were seen indulging in a lot of bizarre antics in hilarious costumes. (AFP Photo)
Kumar alleges that the film is based on a script he had written. He
has lodged a complaint with the Film Writers Association, claiming that he saw the trailers of Ghanchakkar and realized that it was actually his script that he had got registered in 2010- 11.
UTV, meanwhilem, told Bollywood Hungama that the claims made are absolutely untrue and they will soon send an official reply.
Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan-starrer Ghanchakkar directed by Raj Kumar Gupta is slated for release on June 28.
(Bollywood Hungama inputs)