Lawsuit Filed Against Shweta Tiwari-Starrer ‘Mere Dad Ki Dulhan’
Shweta Tiwari all set to make her TV comeback
Upcoming television show Mere Dad Ki Dulhan, which stars actor Shweta Tiwari, has found itself in unexpected legal trouble. The show marks Shweta’s comeback to TV after three years and is slated to hit the small screens sometime next week. However, actor and producer Preeti Sapru has filed a case in the Bombay High Court accusing the producers of Mere Dad Ki Dulhan of plagiarism. Sapru has claimed that the concept of the show is not originally theirs.
According to Sapru’s advocate, Sapru had already registered the plot with Indian Motion Pictures Producers Assocaition (IMPPA) as well as The Screenwriters Association.
Sapru claims that the concept of Mere Dad Ki Dulhan is similar to that of Teri Meri Gal Ban Gayi, in which the daughter tries to get her single father to marry again. Teri Meri Gal Ban Gayi is currently being shot in Rajasthan.
According to Sapru’s advocate, Sapru had already registered the plot with Indian Motion Pictures Producers Assocaition (IMPPA) as well as The Screenwriters Association. This was done way back in 2017. Sapru also took up the issue with IMPPA but claimed that the makers of Mere Dad Ki Dulhan failed to come up with any kind of clarification. Following this, Sapru filed a lawsuit against the show for infringement of copyright.
Sapru is currently in Rajasthan shooting for ‘Teri Meri Gal Ban Gayi’, which is scheduled to be released in 2020.
The producers of Mere Dad Ki Dulhan have defended themselves by saying that they have emails that prove that they had come up with the concept in 2017, before Sapru registered her script. The producers also said that they had met with the TV company and told them about the concept.
One of the producers, Deeya, has added that unlike popular belief, copyright does not necessarily require registration of an idea. It is applicable from the time an idea was conceived. She also added that the team of Mere Dad Ki Dulhan was going to respond to Sapru but the latter decided to go to court in haste.
Sapru is currently in Rajasthan shooting for Teri Meri Gal Ban Gayi, which is scheduled to be released in 2020. Sapru has demanded to see the proof that the makers of Mere Dad Ki Dulhan came up with the idea before her.
(With inputs from Times of India)
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