‘Mohenjo Daro’ copyright infringement case: Verdict expected on Tuesday


Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Mohenjo Daro’ is set to hit theatres in less than two weeks, but before that, the epic adventure-romance is yet to overcome the obstacle of the legal issue it has been facing.

A filmmaker named Akashaditya Lama had slapped a copyright infringement notice on the film’s writer and director Ashutosh Gowarikar claiming that the National Award winning filmmaker has “stolen” his story idea for the script of ‘Mohenjo Daro’.

The court of Justice Gautam Patel heard the matter all day on Monday, August 1 and is expected to pass the verdict on Tuesday, a report in The Times of India said.

Akashaditya has directed the 2012 film ‘Cigarette Ki Tarah’ and worked as assistant director on ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’. He has also penned popular TV shows like ‘Kumkum’, ‘Kkusum’ and ‘Hamari Betiyoon Ka Vivah’.

Akashaditya had sent a legal notice to the ‘Lagaan’ maker in March last year and had also sought a stay on the production and release of the film alleging that the makers "stole his story.” The notice was to the producers of the period drama - UTV Films and Disney India and its lead star Hrithik.