Even before the actors could enjoy an outpour of love from their fans, their new show, Mere Dad Ki Dulhan, Shweta Tiwari And Varun Badola have landed in trouble. The upcoming show, which is yet to be aired, has controversies brewing around its concept. Reportedly, Bollywood actress and Punjabi film producer, Preeti Sapru has filed a case against the producers of the show. According to the latest report in Times Of India, Preeti has approached Bombay High Court over the concept and has filed a case against the show’s producers, Tony and Deeya Singh.
In her complaint, Preeti claims that her film Teri Meri Gal Ban Gayi’s plot is similar to the show, which also shows the story of father and daughter and how the daughter decides to tie the knot only after her father remarries. Preeti’s advocate Abhijeet Desai told BT, “My client had registered the script with IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association) and The Screenwriters Association in 2017. Before filing the lawsuit, when we raised this issue with IMPPA, the makers of the show did not come up with any clarification and therefore, we had to go to court for infringement of copyright. We are hoping for some interim relief before the release date of the show.” (ALSO READ: Shweta Tiwari Shares An Endearing Picture Of Her Kids Palak Tiwari And Reyansh Kohli)
But on the contrary to this, the producer Deeya Singh said that the issue has been blown out of proportion. She told the leading newspaper that they had narrated the show to the channel in 2017, and they even have mails to prove it. They had thought of the idea and shared it as well before Preeti registered it. Further clearing the misconception, Deeya Singh said that there is a common misconception that copyright is applicable only after registration, whereas merely creating the work is enough for that. Further adding Deeya said, “We have a letter from SWA saying that we were going to reply, but before we could respond, Preeti went to court.”
Lastly, Preeti told BT that if a similar show is aired before her movie, people will think that my film is a rip-off. And that is not true because we had registered the concept in advance. Preeti, plans to release the film by next year.
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