The next film from Indian filmmaker Karan Johar JarJugg Jeeyo has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. A writer has now filed a plagiarism claim on the script and story.
His upcoming film was first hit with plagiarism claims by singer Abrar Ul Haq, who accused the filmmaker of copying his song into the film. Haq took to Twitter on Monday and claimed that he hasn’t sold his song. Nach Punjaban to the creators of the film and that “producers like Karan Johar” should not copy songs.
The singer also threatened legal action while T-series, a music record label, claimed that they had not copied the song and had in fact obtained the rights through Indian record label Movie Box.
A new case has now appeared online. Writer Vishal A Singh also took to Twitter and claimed that the film’s story has been copied from the story he had pitched to Dharma Productions, Johar’s company, two years ago in hopes of a collaboration.
In one thread, Singh accused Johar and his production company of stealing his story idea for Jugjugg Jeeyo. “I had registered a story…Bunny Rani with SWA India in January 2020,” he wrote.
“I sent an official mail to Dharma Movies in February 2020 for the opportunity to co-produce with them,” he added. “I even got a reply from them. And they’ve taken my story… and made JarJugg Jeeyo. It’s not fair Karan Johar.
Singh yells the ‘chori chakari’
The writer also attached screenshots of the email he sent to Somen Mishra, the production company’s head of creative development.
In a separate tweet, Singh wrote: “Kahaani achchi lage agar.., baat karo.,. haath milao.,. saath milke banao? (If you like the story, talk to me and do it with me?) It doesn’t suit any reputable banner nor… any production company to do Chori – Chakaari (robbery). If it can happen to me… it can happen to anyone in the Hindi film industry.”
Meanwhile, Mishra responded to Singh’s claims in a tweet, saying the concerned party should take legal action and stop making threats on Twitter. “We do not comment on speculation and rumours. Our legal team has received nothing,” she wrote.
Dharma Productions has not officially responded to Vishal or Haq’s claims. The director and cast are busy promoting the film. Needless to say, India has an old habit of plagiarism.
Musician and actor Hadiqa Kiani has also vowed to take “appropriate action” against parties who have “illegally claimed” his songs since the 1990s following his criticism of Indian singer Kanika Kapoor’s recently released uncredited performance. boohey barian.
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