Home Entertainment Nagaraj Manjule’s ‘Jhund’ accused Hyderabad-based film maker Chinni Kumar of copyright infringement

Nagaraj Manjule’s ‘Jhund’ accused Hyderabad-based film maker Chinni Kumar of copyright infringement

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Bollywood desk.  Hyderabad-based film maker Nandi Chinni Kumar has sent a legal notice to the makers of Amitabh Bachchan’s film Jhund. Nandi says the makers violated copyright. The controversy also includes the name of Slum Soccer founder Vijay Barse, on whose life the film has been made. 

In an interview to IANS, Nandi said that only T-series have sent the reply to the notice but it is very unclear. Nandi also alleged that he was cheated and criminally threatened by the film’s producers. Kumar has made up his mind to go to court to stop screening of the film in theaters, television and all digital platforms. 

According to Chinni, in 2017, he bought the rights to make a film on the life of Akhilesh Patail. Akhilesh is a slum soccer player who was the captain of the Indian team in the Homeless World Cup. Kumar was to write and direct the film on the life of Akhilesh under the name Slum Soccer. Akhilesh was born in a slum in Nagpur and was a victim of drugs. His passion for football changed Akhilesh’s life. 

Filmmaker Nandi says he has registered the story of the film on 11 June 2018 at the Telangana Cinema Writers Association. Sairaj’s director Nagraj Manjule has bought the rights to make a film on the life of Vijay Barse. Vijay has been the coach of Akhilesh. Akhilesh will also have a big role in the herd, hence he has accused of copyright infringement. 

According to Nandi, Nagraj had claimed to have bought the rights from Akhilesh Paul for Rs 4 lakh, but refused to show the documents. Even Akhilesh refused to sell him the rights. Nagraj insulted me and forced me to come to the settlement without showing the papers.

Chinni has demanded the India Movie Pictures Association and the Telangana Cinema Writers Association not to allow the flock to censor certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification. 

SOURCE – DANIK BHASKAR

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