Bollywood stars Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput have geared up for the release of their much-talked film, Raabta. Well, the film is just a few days away from the release, but unfortunately, has fallen into a legal trouble. According to reports, the makers of Telugu film Magadheera are seeking ban against the release of Raabta alleging plagiarism. Yes, you read that right! (Also Read: Shocking! Parineeti Chopra Gets Exposed For Lying About Her Poor Childhood Background By Her Friend!)
Allu Aravind of Geetha Arts (the producers of Magadheera) has signed a statement in which he reveals that “through various sources including the trailer and publicity sources” Dinesh Vijan-directorial Raabta is “being remade violating copyrights.
“A Hyderabad court issued a notice and posted the matter to June 1 to decide whether the film (Raabta) must be permitted to release on June 9,” read the statement.
Check out the statement below from Allu Aravind, which was shared by Trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Twitter.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 25, 2017
When asked about the plagiarism charges against their film, at the star-studded premiere of Sachin: A Billion Dreams, Sushant Singh Rajput looked disturbed. He snapped back saying, “If you read up any book on the screenplay, the most basic book, the first chapter of that book tells you that there are only eight different stories that you can tell, so every story is from those stories. It’s as simple as that.”
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Kriti soon got the control of Sushant’s anger and reacted saying, “I want to say that I have seen the film that you are talking about (Maghadheera) and I have read the Raabta script. I know the film inside out and it is in no way similar. The characters, the narrative…everything from scratch is different.”
Talking about Magadheera storyline, the film, which released in 2009, saw Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles. The film is a re-creation tale of two lovers who were separated by an evil traitor. After centuries later they get a chance to reunite but their old enemy is reborn to create distance between them. The similar plot is of Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer Raabta.
In fact, when the trailer of Raabta was released, the audience itself had pointed out striking similarities to the 2009 Telegu film ‘Magadheera’.
Raabta is produced by Homi Adajania and it stars Neerja actor Jim Sarbh as the antagonist. The film also stars Rajkummar Rao has an interesting cameo while Deepika Padukone stars in a special song. Raabta is scheduled to hit the screens on June 9.