Copyright issue creates a stir in TFI

Ever since the trailer of Raabta released, fans couldn’t help but draw comparisons between Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon-starrer Raabta and Magadheera. And now a day after the makers of Magadheera approached the Hyderabad court to seek an injunction against the release of Raabta, its makers have come in defense of their film. Magadheera was a love story set in different time zones. And the makers of the Telugu film have alleged that Raabta has plagiarized the core of Magadheera.


However, the producers of Raabta have denied the plagiarism allegation and said in an official statement, “We would like to, however, categorically reject even the remotest of suggestions that our film is a copy of Magadheera. We find it extremely unsavoury and disrespectful when people from the industry belittle someone’s hard work by using words like “copied”, “plagiarised” nonchalantly and jump to conclusions merely on the basis of a 2 minute and 14 second trailer, without verifying the facts or waiting for the film to release for the public to give its verdict.”

The statement further read, “‘No one can claim copyright in ideas and plot’ has been the very essence of copyright law in India for decades.” The makers of Raabta added that its is an original film that presents their version of a timeless love story. The Hyderabad court will hear the case on June 1 to decide the release of Raabta, which is slated to hit the screens on June 9.

Raabta, has been directed by Dinesh Vijan. Apart from Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles, Raabta stars Jim Sarbh and Varun Sharma in pivotal roles. Rajkummar Rao has a guest appearance in the film

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