Trouble ahead for ‘Raabta’: Makers of ‘Magadheera’ allege copyright claim

Photo of the Bollywood actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon.

Mumbai: Bollywood actors Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput’s new forthcoming movie ‘Raabta’ is facing trouble as the makers of the Telugu movie ‘Magadheera’ have alleged copyright claims and are seeking injunction against the release of the movie.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared a statement signed by Allu Aravind of Geetha Arts (the producers of Magadheera) in which he says the ‘original makers’ of the S S Rajamouli-directed film felt “through various sources including the trailer and publicity sources” that Dinesh Vijan-directed Raabta is “being remade violating copy rights.” Magadheera makers alleged that Raabta “copied its unique story and plot line.”

Raabta’s trailer released in April and fans of the S S Rajamouli-directed film drew similarities between Magadheera and the Dinesh Vijan-directed film including the look and appearance of the lead actors – Ram Charan in Magadheera and Sushant in Raabta.

“A Hyderabad court issued a notice and posted the matter to June 1 to decide whether the film (Raabta) must be permitted to release on June 9,” read the statement.

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