Plea in Indian court accuses ‘PK’ makers of plagiarism
A plea accusing the movie’s producers and directors of plagiarising certain portions from his Hindi book ‘Farishta’ published in 2013 was filed in a New Delhi court.
Kapil Isapuri has moved the court alleging that Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Raj Kumar Hirani, who directed the film, their respective production companies as well as scriptwriter Abhijat Joshi have “stolen the characters, expression of ideas, scenes (sequences) from the novel”.
He has sought punitive damages of Rs 10 million from the makers along with credit for his work.
In his plea filed through, Isapuri has claimed that in his novel he “has criticised blind following of so-called godmen” as well as that “profession of religion is not natural but is man-made and artificial” and “in a group of people nobody can identify their respective religion”.
He has also claimed that various other issues raised by the movie have been “copied” from his book.
‘PK’, starring Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt and Sushant Singh Rajput in pivotal roles, is a satire on godmen.