Is Yash Raj Films guilty of being a copy-cat?

Sun, June 22, 2014 1:56pm UTC by 3 Comments
Is Yash Raj Films guilty of being a copy-cat?

A writer has sued the production house for copying his script in Dhoom 3 and not giving him due credit

Writer Mansoob Haider claims that YRF’s superhit film Dhoom 3‘s script was originally penned by him. He states that he sent the script to the production house in a talent hunt contest. he even has a Copyrights Board of India certificate which says the same. But the writer was irked by how YRF used his script without acknowledging him and minted quite a bit of money after Dhoom 3‘s release.

After he saw the film he made several calls to YRF demanding an explanation but was snubbed each time. Finally he spoke to Aditya Chopra‘s secretary who asked him to address all his problems to the producer in an email and write a letter to him. After Mansoob did that as well a YRF representative told him that post the film’s release the topic of copying the script is debatable. Apparently YRF offered to look at Haider’s other scripts but the writer turned down the offer saying that he only needs credit for Dhoom 3. When that didn’t work out in his favour he decided to sue the production house.

The case of lifting and borrowing is not new to Bollywood but the filmmakers should really stop acting petty and give credit where its due.Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • euglo

    so by seeing dhoom 3′s all time block buster status someone claims that they have wrote the script so they can be acknowledged and get some share of money pathetic well even if that is the case why bring it up after months of its release why not then i mean what stopped him then

    • ciumma

      They wrote why: he tried to settle the case amicably. You think it’s illogical that court is treated like the last resort? (and even if he would go there at once after the premiere you supposedly say the same: that he wants benefit from sueing the ‘big title’)

  • truthreveals..

    I remember a similar controversy during another yrf movie starring john abrahim, neel Nitin Mukesh and Katrina Kaif…they copied a script and didnot give due credit…sad…


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