How many of us loved Bajrangi and his little friend from across the border in Bajrangi Bhaijaan? But then, it is allegedly a lifted script.
Hearing a suit which alleged that the story of Salman Khan-starrer “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” has been plagiarised, the Bombay High Court today declined to give any interim relief by staying its world television premier on October 10.
Justice Gautam Patel, however, directed that all the proceeds of the film should not be touched and kept aside during the pending of the notice of motion taken out in the suit.
The notice of motion taken out by the plaintiff, Mahim Joshi, in the suit filed by him had urged the court to stay the television release of the film which has run housefull shows since its release on Eid this year.
The HC said it was not inclined to grant a stay on the TV premier show but ordered that the proceeds of the film should be kept separately until the matter was decided.
The plaintiff pleaded that he had written the story and had registered it with the Film Writers Association. However, he was surprised to find after viewing the film that it was plagiarised. Hence, he had filed a suit seeking a credit line for the story and suitable compensation for using his script.
The high court has posted the matter for further hearing on October 20.
The film tells the story of a man who helps a mute girl return home in Pakistan after getting lost in India where comes with her mother.
(with inputs from PTI)