The team of the new Ayushmann Khurrana project Bala finds itself in a soup.An assistant director Kamal Kant Chandra has filed a case against the film’s leading man Ayushmann Khurrana, producer Dinesh Vijan and directorAmar Kaushik for plagiarizing his idea.
Kamal Kant is quoted in a tabloid as saying, “It’s wrong to start shooting before the court has given its verdict. At the last hearing, they said that they would take time to develop the script. How did they start shooting in 15 days? This means they gave a misleading picture to the court. I approached the vacation bench four days ago, but they stated that I should wait for the next hearing on June 10. But the makers might finish the film by then and argue that since a lot of money is at stake, the court should rule in their favour.”
A source who knows producer Vijan very well says there is truth to Kamal Kant’s claim. “We didn’t know his name. But yes, Dinesh Viyan threw around the idea of a film about a prematurely balding man which he says came to him from somebody He wanted to know what we all thought about it. Later we got to know that somebody was Kamal Kant who probably wanted to come on board as writer and director.However Dinesh Vijan instead gave the idea over to his Stree director Amar Kaushik who developed it with his own writer.”
This source says it won’t be difficult for Kamal Kant to prove his claims in a court of law. “I think he has e-mail that he sent to the producer, and other proof that the idea came from him.Also, the idea of a prematurely balding man is not common. It would be relatively easy for Kamak Kant to prove his claim.” We have a better solution. Why not give credit where it is due?