Ketan Mehta sends legal notice to Kangana Ranaut, accuses her of ‘hijacking’ his film

What was supposed to be a creative association between a visionary filmmaker and an ace performer, has turned bitter. Director Ketan Mehta has sent out a legal notice to Kangana Ranaut, accusing her of stealing his research and ideas for a biopic on Rani Laxmibai.

The biopic was on Ketan’s wishlist since a couple of years and Kangana was supposed to play the titular role. After considerable time and efforts, they felt they had creative differences that couldn’t be addressed; and parted ways. (Also Read: Apurva Asrani: Was arm twisted to give Kangana Ranaut co-writer credit for ‘Simran’)

Now, Kangana has announced her own project titled ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’; and Ketan fears she has made use of all the research and ideas he had put together, since she is thoroughly aware of all of them.

“Yes it is true. We have sent a notice to Kangana as I think there is an attempt of hijacking a film,” Ketan told a news agency.

“Kangana being privy to all the documents and research material along with the script shared with her, has knowingly committed the act of trying to hijack the project in collusion with producer Kamal Jain & others,” he added.

Another legal tussle for Kangana? Looks like it!