Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala Issued with Copyright Infringment
Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming film Bala has landed itself in hot waters with claims of the script being copied
Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana has been soaring high on the success of his latest film, Dream Girl, which has been faring well at the box office. He also celebrated his 35th birthday recently and has a number of films lined up for the future, which makes it seems like things are going well for the actor. However, things might not be as good as they seem to be. Ayushmann’s upcoming film, Bala, directed by Amar Kaushik has landed itself in hot waters after accusations of plagiarism rose against it. A case has been filed by Praveen Morchhale against the writer of Bala, Niren Bhatt and Maddock Films, claiming that Bala has been copied from his script, Mr Yogi.
Praveen revealed to Mumbai Mirror, “I read a news article on Bala being a satirical comedy about premature balding, which was an idea I had conceived in 2005. I worked on it for two years and registered the story with the Film Writers’ Association (FWA) in 2007. After compiling information from various sources, I have arrived at the conclusion that Bala is very similar to my story and screenplay.” He added that while he has not met or been associated with anyone from the team, nobody can copy his idea.
On the other hand, Maddock Films denied all allegations. It stated, “Maddock is not aware of any case being filed against it by Mr Morchhale and denies that he has anything to do with its film Bala. Nobody from Maddock has ever met with Mr Morchhale or is even aware of him being associated with a story of a bald man.” Bala starring Ayushmann and Bhumi Pednekar will revolved around the story of a man who suffers from premature balding and the society’s obsession with fair skin. The film is all set to hit screens across the world on November 22, 2019.