The actor and the filmmakers have been summoned in association with director Kamalkant Nanak Chandra's accusation that the story of the upcoming film Bala (2019) has been plagiarized from Chandra's script.
Ayushmann Khurrana, Dinesh Vijan, Amar Kaushik summoned by Thane police for Bala
Mumbai - 04 Jun 2019 13:00 IST
Ayushmann Khurrana has been summoned by the Thane police in association with the ownership of the story of the actor's upcoming film, Bala (2019). The complaint, filed by director Kamalkant Nanak Chandra has named the actor, director Amar Kaushik and producer Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films of cheating him.
The complaint has been filed at the Kashmira police station, Mumbai under section 420 (Cheating) and section 406 (breach of trust)
A Press Trust of India (PTI) report stated that Chandra had approached Khurrana with a script of the story a couple of years back. Chandra accuses Khurrana of forwarding the story to Amar Kaushik and Dinesh Vijan, who furthered the project without Chandra.
Acting on the complaint, the police have sent a notice to the trio to learn their side of the story.
Khurrana's legal team has denied the claim of plagiarism and stated that the story is an original.
Chandra had approached the Bombay high court earlier on 29 May, but was not granted any relief in the matter. The next hearing in the case is likely to take place on 10 June.
Bala (2019) will feature Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles. The film revolves around the story of a balding man. Bala is scheduled for a 29 November release later this year.