Hyderabad-based filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar has sent legal notice to upcoming Hindi filmmaker Jhund and actor Amitabh Bachchan, who plays a leading role in the film, for copyright infringement.
Kumar, an independent filmmaker, sent a notification to director and producer Jhund, Nagraj Manjule, producer Krishan Kumar, T-Series Chair and Managing Director Bhushan Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Slum Soccer founder Vijay Barse, who was said to be a film for his life. based on.
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Filmmakers told IANS that he got a reply notification only from the T-Series but it was 'very blurred'. Suspected that he was tricked and intimidated intimidated by filmmakers, Kumar planned to move the court to stop screening films in theaters, television and all digital platforms.
Short filmmaker claims that he bought exclusive rights in 2017 to make a film about the life of Akhilesh Paul, a shabby soccer player who was the captain of India at the Homeless World Cup.
Kumar had planned to write and direct a multilingual film that was temporarily titled Slum Soccer about the life of Akhilesh, who was born in Nagpur slums and was addicted to drugs. However, his love of football changed his life and he led India in the Homeless World Cup.
Filmmakers claim to have registered their stories and scripts with the Telangana Cinema Writers' Association on June 11, 2018. Although Nagaraj Manjule, director of Sairat's Marathi blockbuster, bought the rights to make films about the life of Vijay Barse, who is the coach of Akhilesh Paul, Jhund's film also features the story of Akhilesh in Sairat the main role, thus allegedly infringing copyright.
According to him, Nagraj Manjule claimed to have bought the rights from Akhilesh Paul for Rs 4 lakhs but was reluctant to show the document. "Even Akhilesh has denied selling his rights to him. Nagraj humiliated me and was forced to come to a settlement without showing documents, "Kumar said.
The Hyderabad-based filmmaker also alleged that Savita Raj, one of Jhund's producers, threatened his producer in September 2019 by claiming that Akhilesh Paul's copyright was with them. Kumar said he had sent emails to Amitabh Bachchan and to producers Nagaraj and Jhund who revealed copyright infringement and criminal intimidation but there was no response.
He also wrote to the Indian Film Image Producers Association (IMPPA) and the Telangana Film Writers Association and urged the Film Certification Center Board (CBFC) not to issue censorship certificates for Jhund films.
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