‘Mission Mangal’ producer R Balki finally reacts on Radha Bharadwaj’s plagiarism allegations
‘Mission Mangal’ producer R Balki has finally broken his silence on the controversy surrounding the movie. US-based filmmaker Radha Bhardawaj had made allegations against ‘Mission Mangal’ over copyright infringement and plagiarism.
According to reports, the ‘Cheeni Kum’ director has rubbished the claims of Radha Bharadwaj. The ad man told Mid-Day, “Here are always many claimants when it comes to a film based on a real-life incident. I am sure many scripts have been written on the Mars Mission. But ours is an original screenplay.”
He further added, “We have taken the core of the story and added fictional characters to make it an interesting screenplay. Only ISRO can claim rights to the core story. I urge Radha to come to my office and read our script. I am certain she will find it refreshing. She hasn’t even read it, so how can she make such claims?”
R Balki also backed the film’s director Jagan Shakti and said that he has been working on the story since 2015. ‘Mission Mangal’ apart from Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan also feature Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharman Joshi and Nithya Menon. Earlier, today actress Taapsee Pannu shared her first look from the film.
This is not the first case of films facing legal issues over a script, copyright and other factors. We hope that both the warring parties sort out their differences amicably and get over with this needless controversy.
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‘Mission Mangal’ as of now is expected to release in 2019.