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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Indian Novelist Sues Aamir Khan For Plagiarism of His Novel 'Farishta'

The record-smashing Bollywood film PK of Aamir Khan has landed in hot waters as Delhi High Court has issued a notice to its filmmakers in a suit filed by a novelist regading plagiarism. According the reports Indian author Kapil Isapuri has alleged that the director had plagiarised different scenes from his Hindi novel 'Farishta' and filed a damages suit against the film. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chpra the film questions the core beliefs of different religions, a theme which raised hue and cry post-release. Court had rejected a plea regarding a ban on the film. The novelist has alleged that they had stolen the characters, expression of ideas, scenes (sequences) from the novel and has demanded Indian Rs one crore (ten million) as castigatory charges..

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