Sudhanshu Pandey to release south version of ‘Kaabil’ end of 2016?


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Not long after the Roshans, Hrithik and father Rakesh respectively, in association with filmmaker Sanjay Gupta revealed the first look of their��next titled ‘Kaabil’, that the film was dragged into the centre of copyright controversy. Actor turned writer Sudhanshu Pandey filed a complaint against the writers of the project, Siraj Ayaz Ahmed and Vijay Kumar Mishra, alleging that the script bore resemblance to a story which he had written.

According to Pandey,��a chain of Chinese whispers had resulted in the disclosure of his movie script where Pandey had co-written the story of ‘Kaabil’ with Ahmed who had then passed on the details to Gupta. It was when the story was discussed with��and later approved by Hrithik Roshan that the director of ‘Kaante’ (2002) fame, decided to take it forward.

The buzz surrounding the case has since fizzled out and it appears Pandey, who has acted in movies like ‘Singh is Kinng'(2008), ‘Yakeen'(2005) and ‘Murder 2′(2011), has chosen to move ahead with his script to audiences down South instead. The decision follows after the Roshans maintain unequivocally that their story is different from Pandey’s version of the movie.

Pandey has revealed that the film is about a blind couple which he hopes to release by the end of the year, however, the actor, who is nowadays seen in TV series ‘Tamanna’, remained mum when asked about details surrounding the case.

It has been suggested��that Rakesh Roshan has filed a counter claim of defamation worth Rs. 50 crore against Pandey at the Andheri court but such claims are being refuted by the latter who insists he has not received any such legal notice.

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