‘PK’ Again in Legal Problem
Kapil Isapuri the novelist has approached the Delhi High Court, accusing the makers of film “‘PK” of plagiarism. The novelist said that the makers have “stolen and copied” certain portions from his Hindi novel “Farishta” published in 2013 and used in the film.
The novelist has sought punitive damages of Rs.1 crore from the filmmakers along with credit for his work.
The film raises questions about religion and people’s blind faith in godmen. It is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and co-produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Hirani. The film stars aamir khan, Sanjay Dutt and Anushka Sharma.
Advocate Jyotika Kalra filed the plea and alleged that the makers of the film as well as scriptwriter Abhijat Joshi.
The plea said, “The novel has criticized blind following of so-called godmen and that profession of religion is not natural but is man-made and artificial and, in a group of people, nobody can identify their respective religion”.
Recently the court also dismissed a plea which sought a ban on the film for alleged derogatory remarks against Hindu gods, Hindu beliefs, faith and worship.
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