Bajrangi Bhaijaan Copied? Sued for Rs 50 Crore

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Bajrangi-BhaijaanWriter KV Vijayendra Prasad, who is basking in the glory of blockbusters like Baahubali, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, is now under fire as allegations of plagiarism cropped up. According to fresh reports, Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been slapped with Rs 50 Crore copyright infringement suit. Alleging that the movie has violated copyright law, Writer, director and TV Producer Mahim Joshi sued the makers of Bajrangi Bhaiijaan for a whopping Rs 50 Crore.

As per reports, Mahim had registered his story sometime back with the Indian Film and Television Producers Council and the Association of Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers. However, after his contract with Yashi Multi Media (owned by Suresh, Vivek Oberoi) ended, Mahim approached Viacom 18 with the story. It’s learnt that Mahim was shocked to see the similarities to his story in Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Parveez Shaikh of Viacom 18 having co-credits in the screenplay of BB.

Mahim approached the court alleging the violation of copyright law. Following Mahim’s allegations, court saw the detailed comparison of the Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s scenes and shots with Mahim’s script and concluded that there were several similarities. Now, all parties associated with the film, including producers Rockline Venkatesh, Rajeesh Bhatt, Salman Khan, writer KV Vijayendra Prasad, director Kabir Khan and a co-producer were asked to respond to the allegations. The court asked them to send their replies by Oct 21.