PK makers face questions on plagiarism
The Delhi High Court today sought response from the producers and directors of Aamir Khan starrer film PK on a plea by a novelist accusing the makers of lifting certain portions from his book Farishta published in 2013.
Justice Najmi Waziri asked novelist Kapil Isapuri and the counsel appearing for filmmakers Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Raj Kumar Hirani whether it wasn’t possible that two individuals get the same idea at same time. “Divine nature has given us such senses that two individuals can in fact get a same idea at the same time,” the judge said.
The court also asked the petitioner as what will be the outcome of his plea at this juncture when the movie has been released and successfully screened all over the country and how will he pursue the matter.
To this, the counsel appearing for Isapuri said that once respondents file their replies he will be able to pursue the matter. The film released on December 19, 2014.