Akshay Kumar’s ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ involved in copyright row

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Akshay Kumar’s upcoming release ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ has got itself in legal bother after it was accused of a copyright infringement.

According to Times Of India, the makers of the film have been sent a legal notice by filmmaker Praveen Vyas who claims the film is a replica of the docu-feature ‘Manini’ (2016).

Talking to a leading tabloid, Vyas said, “Manini follows the female protagonist as she protests against lack of a toilet in her marital home on the first night of her marriage after female relatives wake her up before sunrise to tend to nature’s call in an open field. The scenes in ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’s’ trailer shows the same interaction between characters.”

Shital Bhatia, who is co-producing ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ denied the allegations and said, “These allegations are baseless and border on harassment. The script of our film has been registered under our writers’ names, Siddharth and Garima, with the authorised industry association since 2013. Furthermore, the film has been in the public domain through various news stories since July 2015. We firmly deny all the claims made by this gentleman who is obviously misled. It is sad that genuine producers have become soft targets for this kind of a nuisance.”

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