Relief for the Hrithik Roshan starrer
Hrithik Roshan's upcoming period drama was under fire recently for a reason different than artistic liberty taken by the makers. A Mumbai based scriptwriter Akashaditya Lama had knocked the doors of the court alleging the film of plagiarism. He said the idea of the story belonged to him and recently a plea against the film was rejected by the court and Lama was ordered to pay Rs 1.5 lakh. The court had said that Lama's claims were "an entirely false suit based on suppression, speculation, contradiction.."
Lama had filed an appeal against this order and the same was heard by a Division Bench on 8th August 2016. The court however refused to pay any interim relief to him and upheld the previous order by justice Gautam Patel.
The court also slammed Lama for making the delay in filing the complaint. Lama filed a case against Mohenjo Daro back in 2015, but pulled the case back in July 2016 for a fresh petition. The new case was not filed until one month, June 2016, before the release of the film and this didn't go down well with court, considering Lama didn't have any solid substantial proof to support his case either. The court said that it sees no reason that could justify Lama's delay of three months in filing a petition with the court.
The film is set to release on August 12.
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