Emraan Hashmi’s upcoming film ‘Cheat India’ has landed itself in controversy after accusations of plagiarism.
Mirror reports that Delhi based writer Dinesh Gautam and actor Imran Zahid have alleged that the script of the film produced by T-Series, Ellipsis Entertainment and Emraan Hasmi Production, is similar to their film ‘Marksheet’. The film is said to be based on the scams within the Indian education system.
Gautam and Zahid said that the script of ‘Marksheet’ was registered with the Indian Script Writers Association last year after discussions with Mahesh Bhatt. It now is being claimed that Bhatt, who is Hashmi’s uncle, has somehow leaked the script and turned into ‘Cheat India’.
“After Emraan Hashmi announced his film Cheat India in January, we filed an official complaint with the Writers Association. Now, we will be sending legal notices to the three producers as our grievances have not been acknowledged. The script may not have been copied verbatim, but the concepts and case studies used in the story are the same. We shared every bit of our story with Bhatt saab and everybody knows how small this industry is. It is an embarrassing situation,” Dinesh said.
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