Uttarakhand HC stays arrest of Rakesh Roshan in copyright violation case: All you need to know

FP Staff

Aug 31, 2016 10:40:57 IST

Nainital: The Uttarakhand High Court has stayed the arrest of Bollywood producer-director Rakesh Roshan till 19 September, an official said on Wednesday.

Uttarakhand HC stays arrest of Rakesh Roshan in copyright violation case: All you need to know

Rakesh Roshan. Image courtesy: News18.com

A Dehradun-based writer Roop Kumar Sonkar had lodged an FIR on 21 May against Roshan for copyright violation and accused him of using some parts of his novel Suardan in his movie Krrish 3 which stars his actor son Hrithik Roshan.

Roshan had requested the court to quash the FIR through his lawyer Aman Rab, which Justice UC Dhyani refused to do, asking the police not to act against him till 19 September.

The court on Tuesday said it will take a decision then if the producer should be arrested or not.

The Krrish series maker said the script was his original and that there was no copyright violation.

Reports suggest that the filmmaker was also accused of plagiarism by a model-actor for his upcoming film Kaabil.

Earlier in 2013, a Madhya Pradesh resident Uday Singh Rajput had filed a petition in the Bombay High Court claiming that he had written the script for Krrish 3 and was denied the credit for it.

Released in 2013 Krrish 3 was one of the biggest films of the year.

With inputs from agencies

 

Updated Date: Aug 31, 2016 10:41:34 IST

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