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Author moves High Court, accuses ‘PK’ makers of plagiarism

A Hindi novelist has approached the Delhi High Court with a plea to restrain the filmmakers of PK, alleging that the story was plagiarised from his novel released in 2013.

By: Express News Service |
January 21, 2015 3:56:52 am
Aamir Khan, PK, Aamir Khan PK, Aamir Kha 2015, highest grossing movie, A Hindi novelist has approached the Delhi High Court with a plea to restrain the filmmakers of the the Aamir Khan-starrer PK, alleging that the story was plagiarised from his novel released in 2013.

A Hindi novelist has approached the Delhi High Court with a plea to restrain the filmmakers of Aamir Khan‘s PK, alleging that the story was plagiarised from his novel released in 2013.

Author Kapil Isapuri, whose novel Farishta was released in 2013, claimed he had seen the film on January 1 and found that certain portions of it had been plagiarised from his book. In his plea filed through advocate Jyotika Kalra, Isapuri has claimed that in his novel he “has criticised the blind following of so-called godmen” and has also said that “the profession of religion is not natural but man-made and artificial”. (Read review: PK)

He also claimed that various other issues raised by the film have been “copied” from his book. “The novel has several such situations which have been very cleverly copied by the defendants in the film by making minor changes and insignificant variations,” the petition claimed.

Isapuri has sought Rs 1 crore in damages from producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Director Raj Kumar Hirani, their respective production companies as well as scriptwriter Abhijat Joshi.

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First published on: 21-01-2015 at 03:56:52 am
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