Veer runs into trouble as HC issues notice to Salman, producer and director
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 25, 2010 – 19:44 IST
Today when there are well above 250 films releasing every year in Bollywood, finding a unique concept can be a task, and every now and then, there are claims of copyright infringement being made. The latest film blamed for copyright infringement is Veer, and the makers of the film are accused of lifting some concepts from a certain book without any approval from its author.
The Salman Khan starrer that released recently has been dragged to court for copyright violation by author Pavan Choudary. The plaintiff claims that the idea and concept that India should not be a ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ but ‘Baaj’ (hawk) has almost been identically copied and adapted from his book ‘Trilogy of Wisdom’ and that the makers of Veer are using the same for their commercial gains.
Justice V. K. Shali of Delhi High Court has since asked actor Salman Khan, the film’s producers and also director Anil Sharma to file their response on the allegation levelled by author Pavan Choudary, who has sought damages of Rs. 20 lakh from them. The author also pleaded that the court should stay the screening of the film.
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