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Workers Tear Posters, Stop Screenings
Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; August 15, 2010)
Mumbai: Activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) are at it again and this time, their demand was that more Marathi films should be screened at the theatres.
MNS members stormed into several movie halls in the city and in Thane on Saturday, throwing stones and tearing down movie posters. Even as screenings were disrupted at theatres in Kandivli, Dadar and Thane, viewers did not seem to support the cause.“I don’t know why people who have paid to watch a film should be inconvenienced,’’ said a visitor to a Kandivli (E) theatre.“If more and more people go to watch Marathi films at theatres, the number of screenings will automatically go up. Hall owners want to make profits.If they are screening more Hindi and English films than Marathi movies, then it means that there is more demand for Hindi and English films than those in Marathi.’’
Logic and reason, however, fell casualties as MNS workers took to strong-arm tactics. The Shivaji Park police had to rush to Nakshatra Mall in Dadar where the box office were pelted with stones. “We got a call from the theatre management, saying a group of men had thrown stones at the box office. However, by the time our team reached the spot, none of the goons was around. No case has been registered,’’ said senior inspector Suresh Unavne. MNS workers vandalised a theatre at Growel’s Mall in Kandivli (E) where they shouted More >
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.