New Delhi: Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor-starrer JugJugg Jeeyo‘s promotions are going on in full swing. The actors have been busy with the promotional events and tours for their upcoming family comedy and have created a strong buzz.
Amidst this, new reports have started surfacing on social media that the movie’s story has been copied from a Ranchi-based writer. According to reports, a Ranchi-based writer Vishal Singh has filed a copyright infringement case against Dharma Productions, and Viacom 18 stating that contents of his film titled ‘Punny Rani’ has been used in the film JugJugg Jeeyo.
The reports added that no credit has been given to him by the makers in the film. According to BollywoodLife, a commercial court in Ranchi has ordered the makers to screen the film before the court. The writer has demanded Rs 1.5 crore of compensation from the makers of JugJugg Jeeyo in this case.
This is not the first time the movie has landed itself into copyright troubles.
A Pakistani singer Abrar Ul Haq had alleged plagiarism in connection with a song sung by him and threatened legal action.
However, the record label from which the song was sourced and T-Series have rejected the singer’s allegations and said that due procedures have been followed. Abrar Ul Haq alleged that the makers of the film have copied his song ‘Nach Panjaban’ and is threatening to take legal action to claim damages.
The song has appeared in the trailer. “I have not sold my song “Nach Punjaban” to any Indian movie and reserve the rights to go to court to claim damages. Producers like @karanjohar should not use copy songs. This is my 6th song being copied which will not be allowed at all. @DharmaMovies @karanjohar,” he said in a tweet.
In response to the singer’s tweet, record label Movie Box said on Twitter that the song had been officially licensed to be included in the film and that Johar and his production company have the legal rights to use the song in the movie. They also said that his remarks are defamatory.