Mumbai: Salman Khan’s recent blockbuster ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has landed in legal trouble over copyright violation. Scriptwriter Anand Panda has moved a plea in Bombay High Court alleging that YRF banner’s new film Ek Tha Tiger’s script is an imitation of a story written originally by him which, according to Panda, amounts to violation of copy rights act. Following his complaint, Mumbai police has registered a copyright infringement case against the film’s producer Aditya Chopra, director Kabir Kahn along with four others.

Panda claims that in 2011 when Para went to YRF’s office with a script written by him, the film banner sent him back keeping the script with them. “I went to YRF office with a script of mine. They kept me waiting for 50 long days and then they returned it to me,” Panda claims.

Anand has also registered a complaint in Writers Association over copyright violation. Deputy Commissioner Pratap Dighavka said, “Seeing the striking similarity between Anand’s script and Ek Tha Tiger’s story, FIR was lodged against the film makers. We can’t comment on anything before proper investigation.”

According to the reliable sources of Writer Association, Panda should be given a genuine compensation. They have also asked him to submit the original copy of his script to writers association.

Ek Tha Tiger business

'EK Tha Tiger "was released on August 15 and it grossed Rs 32 crore on the first day. With an earning of Rs 50 crore in first two days, Ek Tha Tiger’s total business has been accounted Rs 190 crore.

(JPN)

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