Ayushmann Khurrana has landed in legal trouble after assistant director Kamal Kant Chandra, who has worked with director Sudhir Mishra in the past, filled a case of plagiarism against him and the team of the film Bala.
While Ayushmann Khurrana is riding high on the success of his last films Badhaai Ho and Andhadhun, with the latter recently being released in China as Piano Player, the actor has landed himself in legal trouble. A case has been filed against the Vicky Donor actor along with director Amar Kaushik and producer Dinesh Vijan for allegedly plagiarising the story of their upcoming film Bala.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming film Bala is about a man dealing with premature balding. But before the film could go on floors, the actor has been accused of plagiarism by assistant director Kamal Kant Chandra, who has worked with director Sudhir Mishra. Chandra approached the Bombay High Court to file a case against the team of Bala for allegedly stealing the story of his film Wig.
Kamal Kant Chandra told the Bombay High Court that he had shared the idea of the story with Ayushmann Khurrana via WhatsApp. The complainant said that even though the actor gave the story idea a thumbs up, he never did the film. Later, the actor stopped replying to Kamal and soon announced a film on the concept of a balding man, same as the complainant's idea.
Director of Bala, Amar Kaushik said, "I have no idea about this, we have been scripting the story since the past four-five months. There is a possibility that the characters could be the same. I don’t know his script, nor have I met him. I have been writing this story since day one and it could be a tale about any balding man. And as far as the legal case is concerned, the producers will take care of it."
Ayushmann Khurrana, who has been accused by Kamal Kant Chandra of plagiarising the story of Bala, is yet to respond to the allegations.
With Inputs from India Today
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