A city-based novelist has accused Krrish 3 director-producer Rakesh Roshan of "stealing" the movie's story from his novel and filed a police complaint against him under the Copyright Act.
Writer Roop Narayan Sonkar has alleged that Roshan stole the Krrish 3 story from his novel Suardan.
Sonkar has submitted a copy of his novel along with the complaint, police said, adding a case has been registered against the celebrated filmmaker.
The novelist claimed he published Suardan in 2010 in which he had envisioned a creature combining 'manav' (man) and 'janwar' (animal) and named it 'Manwar'.
He said the 2013 film also has a creature combining the attributes of man and animal and claimed Roshan used his story without obtaining his permission.
When reached for comments, Roshan texted a message, saying "The matter is sub-judice. I cannot comment."
The police said the matter will be investigated and, if accusations are found to be true, further action will be taken.
Roshan has been involved in previous cases of alleged copyright infringement, theft and fraud. In 2008, music director Ram Sampath won a case against Roshan when the music of Krazzy 4 was declared a copy. Sampath has argued that he got no due credit for the music, or compensation.
More recently, actor Sudhanshu Pandey filed a case of theft and fraud against Roshan and fellow director Sanjay Gupta on grounds that the duo allegedly stole his script for their latest film.
(With inputs from PTI)
Published Date: May 24, 2016 10:59 am | Updated Date: May 24, 2016 11:03 am