Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal
A case of the alleged cheating case has been filed against Kangana Ranaut by Mumbai Police on Friday on a local court after the author of ‘Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir’ had accused her of copyright infringement.
The First Information Report was registered at Khar Police Station against actress Kangana Ranaut, her sister Rangoli Chandel, brother Akshat Ranaut, and 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 officials, the complainant is author Ashish Kaul who has written a book called ‘Didda, the Warrior Queen of Kashmir’.
Ashish Kaul told the police that he had earlier approached Ranaut and emailed her some parts of the story, but was shocked when the actress recently announced a movie on the subject without his knowledge.
“Is it believable by any stretch of the imagination that a story and a book are being usurped by a renowned actor- turned-social activist?” he said.
Ashish Kaul then had approached the Bandra magistrate court and made an application of an FIR under 156(3) CrPC against Ranaut.
“Based on a court order we have lodged an 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.
Meanwhile,Ranaut’s lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee said, “I shall obtain a copy of the entire proceedings from the court and then I shall give a detailed statement. At this juncture, I can’t comment without perusing the plaint in detail.”
For the unversed, Ashish Kaul had sent a legal notice to Kangana in January and when he Did not get the desired response he approached the Bandra court.