A local court today has asked the makers of actor Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” to file a reply to the charge of violation of the Copyright Act by July 31.
A copyright infringement case was brought up by Jaipur-based filmmaker Pratik Sharma against Plan C Studios, an alliance between Reliance Entertainment and Friday Filmworks helmed by Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia, and Viacom18 on July 7 in a Jaipur Metropolitan Court.
Sharma alleged that the makers have lifted the punchline and the subject from his film Gutrun Gutar Gun.
“Today, Jaipur Metropolitan Court has asked to file a reply or enter into arguments in the case of copyright violation by 11 a.m. July 31,” G.D. Bansal, an advocate of Sharma, told IANS here.
The court had earlier issued a notice returnable on July 22. But as a strike by the clerical staff was going on, the court gave the respondents July 26 as a new date for filing their reply.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, directed by Shree Narayan Singh, deals with the need of sanitization in India and is based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign. It features Bhumi Pednekar with Akshay Kumar. The film is all set to hit the theaters on 11th August.
On the other work front, Bhumi Pednakar will be seen in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan opposite Ayushmann Khurrana. The teaser of her film has just dropped and we must say it looks quite interesting. The trailer will be out on 1st August. Whereas Akshay Kumar will share the silver screen with mega star Rajnikanth in Shankar’s 2.0. The film also stars Amy Jackson. Apart from this, the actor has films like Padman and Gold lined up.