Bhatts pay up for Jannat 2

  • Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Nov 28, 2012 15:40 IST
  • Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta at success bash of Jannat 2, which raked in an opening weekend net collection of Rs. 24.03 crore.

  • Post Jannat 2, Emraan Hashmi joins the bankable stars league.

  • The Mahesh Bhatt-Emraan Hashmi combination seems to be a winning formula for the box-office with films like Raaz (2002), Murder (2004), Jannat (2008), Gangster (2006) ...

  • Esha Gupta looks gorgeous in a red gown.

  • Jannat 2 had a flying start, collecting Rs. 9 crore plus on the first Friday.

  • Jannat 2 got the third biggest opening of 2012, after Agneepath and Housefull 2.

  • From a serial kisser, Emraan Hashmi has established himself as a credible actor.

  • Everyone in a picture perfect pose.

  • Everyone is in celebration mood.

  • Jannat 2 team pose together.

Writer Kapil Chopra, who dragged the Bhatts to court a few months ago for allegedly stealing his script, has finally got his due. The writer had claimed that the story of Jannat 2 was similar to a script he had written a year ago. He demanded that the makers not only pay him Rs 10 lakh, but also credit him as the film’s writer. 

In the many court hearings that followed, the Bhatts defended their stand and insisted that the film’s script was an original piece of writing. However, it seems they couldn’t prove their case. A source close to the makers claims that the Bhatts have paid Kapil twice the amount he had initially asked for: “They have finally paid him Rs 20 lakh and attributed him as the writer of the film.”

Since the court case has just been resolved and Jannat 2 was released on May 4, Kapil could not be given credit in the theatrical screenings. His name could not be added to the DVDs either, as they hit the market three weeks after the release. However, in the TV premiere that took place last Sunday, he was duly credited. The court had prohibited the Bhatts from airing the film on TV or making it available on the Internet before the matter was settled. 

When contacted, Kapil says, “After a long battle for my right, I am relieved. Many fellow film writers have appreciated my efforts.”

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