Rakesh Roshan accused of plagiarizing story of Krrish

Bollywood is a place where one man’s meat is another man’s poison. In the last few years more and more cases of plagiarizing have come to the fore, be it songs composed, lyrics or even stories. Even many well-known and big time producers and directors have been embroiled in plagiarism. From the sheer number of films that are being released with the exact same concept, it is quite evident that Bollywood and its makers are running out of original ideas. Another film that has recently been accused of plagiarism is Krrish. The film, which has a budget of approximately 50 crores is said to be plagiarized from filmmaker Ivan Rana.
Krrish is the sequel to Rakesh Roshan’s film ‘Koi…Mil Gaya’. The film stars Hrithik Roshan and is based on the role of a Superhero. However writer Ivan says “I wrote a story called Superhero in 2003 and went with that concept and sketches to Rakesh Roshan. We discussed the concept and he further asked me to leave the script with him and get back to him. When I went back to him after 15 days, he said that he was not interested in making a film with this concept. Unfortunately I left the story with him and went off to the USA for filming.” Ivan further said now that he was back and had viewed the promos of Krrish on air; he was convinced that this was his story. As further proof that the story belonged to him Ivan stated that Roshan had also copied the exact design of the mask for the superhero that he had personally made.

Rakesh Roshan however refuted any such claims and stated that he had never ever met Ivan. An upset Roshan says “I am not aware of any Ivan Rana. The characters in Krrish are mine and no one else would be able to imagine what they would be like. The story is mine and mine alone and it’s the sequel of ‘Koi..Mil Gaya’. However a distraught Rana claims that he did not register the story anywhere as he felt the filmmaker would not misuse the script done by him. Many other industry insiders have warned that since Rana did not register the story, it would be difficult to register a complaint and take the matter further.

Ivan has threatened to stall the release of the film. He says “At this point I don’t know if I’m seeking credit or payment, I just want to speak to Roshan to know why he did this.” A few weeks back, actress of Krrish, Priyanka Chopra had a fall out with her secretary, who threatened to put a stay order on the film. Well looks like Krrish has already started making news, much before its release.