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Toilet Ek Prem Katha: Court Needs Answer from the Makers on the Copyright Issue

Akshay Kumar starrer Bollywood movie Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is creating a lot of buzz and it is for a common issue – violation of the Copyright Act.

According to a report by G.D. Bansal, a complaint has been launched and the hearing for the same is in progress under Jaipur Metropolitan Court. The court is yet to give a firm order on the same and the argument will continue tomorrow too.

For those who don’t know G.D. Bansal, he is the advocate of a Jaipur-based filmmaker by the name of Pratik Sharma.

On 7th of July, under the violation of the Copyright Act, Pratik Sharma launched a complaint against the filmmaker Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia, and Viacom18 for using his movie’s Gutrun Gutar Gun’s punchline and the subject line for their movie.

Talking about the same, S.S. Hora, counsel of Viacom18 informed, “We argued in the court that an idea or a concept cannot fall under Copyright Act and there is no violation of the act. These types of things are already in public domain and no relief should be given to the complainant.”

As per the session on 26th July, the Jaipur Metropolitan Court had asked to file a reply to the same by 31st July. Earlier to this, the court had asked the Toilet: Ek Prem Katha team for a reply, but as there was a strike by the clerical staff members the court had given them a new date.

The movie Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is based on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign and is directed by Shree Narayan Singh. The movie was all set to hit the big screen on 11th of August, but now it seems like it may get delayed. Stay tuned to know more about the latest Bollywood news.  

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