FIR against Kangana Ranaut, 3 others for ‘copyright violation’

According to the police, the complainant is author Ashish Kaul, who has written a book called “Didda, the Warrior Queen of Kashmir”.
Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

Mumbai: The Khar police on Friday registered an FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut, her sister Rangoli Chandel, brother Akshat Ranaut and one Kamal Kumar Jain for allegedly announcing a film on Didda, a warrior princess, without the knowledge of an author who claims to have exclusive copyright to the story of Didda.

According to the police, the complainant is author Ashish Kaul, who has written a book called “Didda, the Warrior Queen of Kashmir”.

Kaul told the police that he had earlier approached Ranaut and emailed her some parts of the story. He said he was shocked when the actor recently announced a movie on the subject “without his knowledge”. Ranaut is said to have replied then that her movie is not based on Kaul’s book.

Kaul then approached the Bandra magistrate court and made an application for registration of an FIR under 156 (3) CrPC against Ranaut. The court ruled in Kaul’s favour.

“Based on a court order we have lodged a FIR under sections 406, 415, 418, 120 (b) and 34 read with sections 51, 63, and 63 A of Copyright Act against the four accused,” said Gajanan Kabdule, senior police inspector of Khar police station.

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