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Complaint filed against Housefull 3 makers for ‘stealing’ script

Accusing the filmmakers of stealing his script, writer-lyricist Farooq Barelvi lodged a police complaint against the directors and the producer of film Housefull 3. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Hayden and Jacqueline Fernandez in lead roles.

bollywood Updated: Jun 02, 2016 08:14 IST
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Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Hayden, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ritiesh Deshmukh in Housefull 3.
Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Hayden, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ritiesh Deshmukh in Housefull 3.

Accusing the filmmakers of stealing his script, writer-lyricist Farooq Barelvi lodged a police complaint against the directors and the producer of film Housefull 3. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Hayden and Jacqueline Fernandez in lead roles.

The complaint was filed at Versova police station late on Wednesday against the director duo Sajid-Farhad, producer Sajid Nadiadwala and others under the Copyright Act of the Indian Penal Code. Barelvi claimed that he had registered a script by the name of Tigdambaz with the Associations of Writers in 2009 and had narrated it to actor Akshay Kumar and his make-up man Narendra Kushwala.

Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Hayden and Jacqueline Fernandez in a still from Housefull 3. (Instagram)

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He claimed that the script was liked by Kushwala who had promised to make a movie involving Akshay.“I find that Housefull3 is based on my literary work and same has been produced by Nadiadwala. Hence I accused them of stealing my script under the Copyright Act,” Barelvi said.

When contacted, a senior police officer attached to the police station said, “We have received a written complaint from Barelvi, but no case has been registered yet.”

Abhishek Bachchan joins the Housefull franchise with the third installment. (YouTube grab)

Meanwhile, Nadiadwala said, “Nothing has come to me so far” when his comment was sought on the issue on the sidelines of a film function.

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The upcoming romantic comedy, which is the third instalment of Housefull, is scheduled for a worldwide release on June 3.

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