Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bala has found in trouble as National Award-winning director Praveen Morchhale, has filed a case against Maddock Films and writer Niren Bhatt in the Bombay High Court under the Copyright Act 1957.
Praveen alleged that the story of their upcoming film sounds similar to the screenplay he has written and narrated to several people in the industry.
Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bala is in trouble
Speaking to Mirror about same, Praveen said, “I read a news article on Bala being a satirical comedy about premature balding, which was an idea I had conceived in 2005. I worked on it for two years and registered the story with the Film Writers’ Association (FWA) in 2007. After compiling information from various sources, I have arrived at the conclusion that Bala is very similar to my story and screenplay.”
He also said that he hasn’t met any person associated to the film. He said, the case isn’t about meeting or narrating the film to Bala makers. He said, “I’ve met hundreds of people and narrated my story to them, anyone could have put the idea in their minds. Since I have registered my concept and script, I can narrate it to as many people as I want, nobody can copy it.”
However, Maddock Films denied all the allegations and said, “Maddock is not aware of any case being filed against it by Mr Morchhale and denies that he has anything to do with its film Bala. Nobody from Maddock has ever met with Mr Morchhale or is even aware of him being associated with a story of a bald man.”