Amitabh Bachchan has sent a legal notice to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas for using a poem by the megastar’s late father, the poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, in a video, and asked him to give an account of the revenue generated from it.
Bachchan said the video, in which Vishwas is seen singing the poem, was a “copyright infringement” and should be removed from the popular video-sharing site, YouTube, within 24 hours.
“This is a copyright infringement..! legal will take care of this,” Bachchan tweeted.
this is a copyright infringement .. ! legal will take care of this
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 9, 2017
The video – with Bachchan’s poem Need ka Nirmaan Phir Phir — is part of his programme Tarpan, in which the AAP-leader-cum-poet pays tribute to noted Hindi poets.
In a statement, the Aam Aadmi Party member said that he had received appreciation from the families of all the poets he had paid tribute to in his videos, and it was only Bachchan who had reacted by serving him a legal notice. Vishwas then said the video has been deleted from Youtube and he would be sending his earnings from the video – a meagre Rs 32.
Rcvd appreciation frm all poet’s family but Notice frm you Sir.Deleting the Tribute video to Babuji.Sending earned Rs 32 as demanded.Pranam? https://t.co/wzq22TZnzf
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) July 12, 2017