I would never copy Rajamouli’s film: Dinesh Vijan speaks on Raabta controversy

Dinesh Vijan’s directorial debut Raabta embroiled in legal trouble after makers of S S Rajamouli's Magadheera moved to court over alleged copyright infringement.
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India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 29 May 2017, 07:08 PM IST

Dinesh Vijan’s directorial debut Raabta embroiled in legal trouble after makers of S S Rajamouli's Magadheera moved to court over alleged copyright infringement. The director of Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer has said that his film has no similarity with Magadheera.

The court has issued notices to producers of Raabta."Reincarnation as a genre is very popular. There have been films like 'Karan Arjun', Madhumati, Om Shanti Om, Magadheera. This genre has been done couple of times and now I have come into this space (of reincarnation). I am a huge fan of SS Rajamouli and his films like Baahubali and I would never copy him," Vijan said.

"There is a similarity in the genre. I would even like to show my film to them as I am confident that not even one scene is copied from their film," he added.

Producer Bhushan Kumar said that after receiving the notice, he called up Allu Arvind and told him that there is no similarity between Magadheera and Raabta and even told him to watch the latter.

"On the basis of the trailer one can't say it's a copy. According to the Supreme Court, there are 20 judgements on copyright infringement and so we told them to see our film and they have not got back to us and chosen to go to court," he said.

Meanwhile, music composer Pritam wrote on Facebook announcing his official walkout from "Raabta".

Dinesh, in a lighter note, said out of the 11 films he has done in his career, Raabta has turned out to controversial for all the wrong reasons.

Pritam and I have worked earlier. He has a policy he will not recreate any of the songs. We are doing his songs in the name of Jam8, that is his company only. He has only composed the songs, it's just that he has given name of his company only," he said.

Raabta, featuring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, is set to release on June 9.

(With PTI Inputs)

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