Barfi! makers in trouble for using picture without consent
New Delhi: Trouble seems to be brewing for Barfi! filmmakers yet again. This time, a bank employee from Kashmir has accused the makers of Barfi! of using his picture as a wanted criminal in their film without his consent.
Majid Yousuf Dar has decided to drag the makers of Barfi! to the court because the film shows his photograph on a a board meant for the photographs of wanted criminals, alongside Ranbir Kapoor.
There is a scene in the film where Ranbir Kapoor's photo is put on the list of wanted criminals after he faces the accusations of kidnapping Priyanka Chopra.
CNN-IBN reported that Majis Yousuf Dar is a post-graduate in sports management from Kolkata and has worked as a Project Officer with the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi. He has also been a part of the 2010 Hockey World Cup and also the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Majid is now going to sue the people behind Barfi! for defamation and invasion of privacy. His lawyer says that the picture seems to be downloaded from the internet.
Barfi! was earlier citicised by several people for lifting scenes and moments from several Indian and international films including Charlie Chaplin's The Adventurer and Hindi film Koshish.
(with inputs from IBNLive)