Makers of Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika’ respond to the legal notice of Ketan Mehta
We all know that Kangana Ranaut was going to do a film on Jhansi Ki Rani which was to be helmed by Ketan Mehta. However, later the film was announced with director Krish. Well now, Ketan has claimed that Kangana robbed his idea and went on to make the film with other filmmaker. Mehta has sent a legal notice to the actress about the same. And now, the producers of ‘Manikarnika’ have responded to Ketan’s notice.
According to a report in Mid-Day, ‘Manikarnika’ producer Kamal Jain said, “Our lawyers have sent an interim response to him. His notice is inaccurate and baseless. We were aware that Ketan’s film was in discussion for the past five years. But, you can’t hold back a talent for that.”
“Ketan is as free to make a biopic on a historical figure as anyone else. We have none of his research material in possession, contrary to his claim. There is no similarity between his screenplay and ours. It’s a great subject, which allows multiple takes with fresh perspectives,” he added. (Also Read: Kangana Ranaut to mark her directorial debut with ‘Teju’, to play an 80-year-old lady)
Jain also stated that Kangana has not signed any document with Ketan. He said, “She didn’t sign any agreement with him. He had presented his script, which she may have not found feasible. Only a legal document can bind actors to a project. Plus, this isn’t a fictional story. There were five films on Bhagat Singh. No one sued anyone then.”
We wonder how far this whole issue will go.