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Amir Khan’s PK in hot waters as Novelist sues makers for plagiarism

NEW DELHI: The record-smashing Bollywood movie PK of Amir Khan has landed in hot waters as Delhi High Court has issued a notice to its filmmakers in a suit filed by a  novelist regarding plagiarism.

According to Indian media, Indian author Kapil Isapuri has alleged that the director had plagiarised  different scenes from his novel, ‘Farishta’ and filed a damages suit against the film.


Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the film questions core beliefs of different religions, a theme which raised a hue and cry post-release. The court had also rejected a plea regarding a ban of the film.

Hirani, Chopra and scriptwriter, Abhijat Joshi have received notices issued by Justice Najmi Waziri seeking their response by April 16.

The novelist has stated that they had stolen the characters, expression of ideas, scenes (sequences) from the novel and has demanded INR1 crore as castigatory charges.

His advocate, Jyotika Kalra alleged that the film’s characters and sequences were stolen by Joshi and other filmmakers from the Hindi-novel ‘Farishta’.


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