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Laxmi Agarwal’s lifestory, moves HC against 'Chhapaak' in copyright violation case

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16 Jan, 20 05:14
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Laxmi Agarwal’s lifestory, moves HC against 'Chhapaak' in copyright violation case

Veteran writer Rakesh Bharti has approached the BombayHighCourtagainstDeepikaPadukone-starrer "Chhapaak", claiming he originally penned an acid attack survivor's story on which the film is based. The petitioner, Rakesh Bharti, has sought that he should be given credit as one of the writers of the film. The suit filed by Bharti claimed that he had conceived an idea/script for a movie, tentatively titled 'Black Day', and got it registered with the Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association (IMPPA) in February 2015. Bharti said since then he has been working on the script and approaching several artists and producers, including Fox StarStudio, for narration."However, the project could not commence due to unavoidable circumstances. The plaintiff had narrated the idea to Fox Star Studio, which is the production house for 'Chhapaak'," the plea said.Bharti's advocateAshok Saraogi said the plaintiff later came to know that an identical film is being produced by the defendants (Fox Star Studio and others) and directed by Meghna Gulzar.


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