New Delhi, Feb 10: Twinkle Khanna’s maiden production venture starring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor has received rave reviews by critics. The film that was released on Friday has also seen positive reactions from the audience in theatres.
As the film is released, it seems to be stuck in a controversy as an emerging writer has accused Akshay of stealing script.
Ripu Daman Jaiswal, a young writer has accused the makers of taking scenes in the film from the script he had written. The writer has filed an FIR against Akshay Kumar. He alleges that he had sent a script to Dharma Productions and scenes in the film have been lifted from his story.
I remember I was in the library when I wrote this dialogue and was truly elated. Honestly, I surprised myself that day. Tell me, how on earth can you steal someone’s dialogue?
This is unfair.
(Amitabh Bachchan quoted this dialogue in PadMan.) pic.twitter.com/9mQN3Jlt8T
— Ripu Daman Jaiswal (@Shivashorcrux) February 10, 2018
Intermission of PadMan. 11 scenes has been copied from my script uptil now and even one of the character. That’s it. I am definitely going to court.
— Ripu Daman Jaiswal (@Shivashorcrux) February 9, 2018
I can’t tell you how hard it is to see the film I have written with so much passion & integrity going away from me. Every day, every moment I feel cheated with faith. I just hope that the cosmos give me enough strength to survive this hard times. I am trying real hard to survive.
— Ripu Daman Jaiswal (@Shivashorcrux) February 3, 2018
Akshay Kumar’s PadMan was released in Friday, and it’s making all the right noises. Unlike Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, this one is not trying to further any agenda that mirrors that of the government. It’s direct in approach and has a lot to offer including entertainment.