A young writer by the name of Ripu Daman Jaiswal has filed a FIR against the makers of Padman saying that they have stolen their madness. Ripu took to twitter and expressed his distress regarding the fact scenes and characters with dialogues have been directly lifted from his script. He posted a picture of his old script on twitter which had the dialogue from Padman exactly written on it with the hallmark of Film Writer’s Association on the page. In one of his tweets he announced that he will definitely be going to court with this issue.
He also tweeted while watching Padman, ” Intermission of Padman. 11 scenes has been copied from my script uptil now and even one of the character. That’s it. I am definitely going to court.” He said that the dialogue Amitabh Bachchan said in the film is something he remembers writing in library and called it unfair on the side of Padman makers to have stolen intellectual property like this. Padman has very successfully released in theaters and is doing good box office numbers with positive word of mouth around it that will make it grow.
Akshay Kumar starrer has been gathered in controversy first by the makers of Phullu, who got in distress when Akshay promoted his film by saying that it is India’s first film about sanitary napkins while they claim that Phullu started this trend. Ripu has already registered the FIR and the case is bound to pick up now which will result in one of the parties proven guilty but till than Padman is running successfully in India and overseas though Ripu would certainly plan to ban the film immediately or get his dues if in case he is right about this. Padman is produced by Akshay Kumar’s wife Twinkle Khanna and directed by R. Balki.
Intermission of PadMan. 11 scenes has been copied from my script uptil now and even one of the character. That’s it. I am definitely going to court.
— Ripu Daman Jaiswal (@Shivashorcrux) February 9, 2018
I remember I was in the library when I wrote this dialogue and was truly elated. Honestly, I surprised myself that day. Tell me, how on earth can you steal someone’s dialogue?
This is unfair.
(Amitabh Bachchan quoted this dialogue in PadMan.) pic.twitter.com/9mQN3Jlt8T
— Ripu Daman Jaiswal (@Shivashorcrux) February 10, 2018