Legal notice sent to 'Jhund' makers
over copyright infringement
Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based short-filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar, has sent legal notices to the makers of forthcoming Hindi film Jhund and megastar Amitabh Bachchan, the lead actor of the movie, over alleged copyright infringement.
Kumar, a Telugu short-film maker, through his advocate sent the legal notices in October first week to eight persons including Jhund director Nagraj Manjule, producer Krishan Kumar, T-Series chairman and managing director Bhushan Kumar, Bachchan, along with Akhilesh Paul and Vijay Barse, on whose life the film is based, among others.
According to Kumar, he wanted to make a biopic titled Slum Soccer on Paul, a slum soccer player who was the Indian captain at the Homeless World Cup.
The filmmaker claimed that, in 2017, he bought the exclusive copyrights from Paul under 'Life Story Rights Agreement'.
Bachchan is essaying the role of Vijay Barse, a Nagpur-based retired sports teacher who starts a slum soccer movement, in the film.
The legal notice also accused Jhund producers of "colluding and conspiring and committing infringement of copyrights and indulging in making of the film.