Amitabh Bachhan has landed in hot waters because of his upcoming movie ‘Jhund.’ Amitabh Bachhan and the maker of the movies are being sued by Hyderabad-based filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar for copyright infringement.
Kumar who is an independent filmmaker has sent notices to Jhund director and producer, Nagraj Manjule producer Krishan Kumar, T-Series Chairman and Managing Director Bhushan Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Slum Soccer founder Vijay Barse.
Kumar told IANS that he even got a reply from T-Series regarding the notices but the reply was not clear and seemed vague. He is accusing of being cheated and criminally cheated by the makers of the film. He revealed that he will even move to court to stop the screening of the movie from theatres, television and all digital platforms.
Kumar claims that he bought exclusive rights in 2017 to make a movie on the life of Akhilesh Paul who lived in the slums of Nagpur but his passion for football lead him to being the Indian captain at the Homeless World Cup. He revealed he planned to give the title “Slum Soccer on the life of Akhilesh” to the movie. He said that he registered the story and script with Telangana Cinema Writers Association on 11th June, 2018. Nagaraj Manjule bought rights to make a movie about Vijay Barse who coached Akhilesh Paul thus the movie ‘Jhund’ majorly revolves around Akhilesh’s story too and thus leading to violation of copyrights.