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Batti Gul Meter Chalu movie: Rustom writer, Vipul Rawal lodges case against director and writers of the movie

Batti Gul Meter Chalu movie: Rustom writer, Vipul Rawal lodges case against director and writers of the movie
Written by Abhishek Rana

The troubles that plague, the movie, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, seem to be unending, as after it was confirmed that Bhushan Kumar is going to produce the movie, instead of the Kriarj Production house, the project has landed in a court case. Rustom screenwriter, Vipul Rawal has now filed a complaint with the Film Writers Association against director the director, Shree Narayan Singh and writers Siddharth-Garima charging them with copyright infringement & unethical behaviour. Vipul states that he wrote a script, titled, Roshini, in 209 and registered it that year. He later registered it again in 2016. His script was accepted by the Kriarj Productions, and was later narrated to actors for the casting. Shahid Kapoor was eventually cast in the movie. But, since the director wanted to change certain aspects of the script, he brought other writers on-board, hence, neglecting to offer any sort of credit to him when the movie was announced.

Nitin Chandrachud, said that since Electricity is in public domain, anyone has the right to make a movie on it. However, its peculiar that the makers decided it after accepting Vipul’s screenplay.

The writer now wants his name on the teaser, with the caption, from the writer of Rustom, rather than the optional, from the writers of Toilet Ek Prem Katha. The movie stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam. It resumed shooting when Bhushan Kumar chose to produce the movie and cutting off the connection with the now maligned Kriarj Productions. Shahid is next going to be seen in the Arjun Reddy movie remake, while Shraddha has just wrapped up the shooting for the horror movie, Stree, with Rajkumar Rao.

 

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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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