Shweta Tiwari is all set to make her comeback on TV after a gap of three years with Mere Dad Ki Dulhan. The show also stars Varun Badola and Anjali Ratrari in lead roles, and is all set to start from next week. But if latest reports are to be believed, a case has been filed against the show’s producers over its concept.
Reportedly, Bollywood actress and Punjabi film producer Preeti Sapru has filed a case in the Bombay High Court against the producers of the show, Tony and Deeya Singh, over its concept.In her complaint, Preeti claims that that her film Teri Meri Gal Ban Gayi’s also shows the story of father and daughter and how the daughter decides to tie the knot only after her father remarries.
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Preeti’s advocate Abhijeet Desai told BT, ''My client had registered the script with IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association) and The Screenwriters Association in 2017. Before filing the lawsuit, when we raised this issue with IMPPA, the makers of the show did not come up with any clarification and therefore, we had to go to court for infringement of copyright. We are hoping for some interim relief before the release date of the show.''
On the other hand, Deeya Singh said that the issue has been blown out of proportion. ''We had narrated the show to the channel in 2017, and we have mails to prove it. We had thought of the idea and shared it as well before Preeti registered it. Also, there is a common misconception that copyright is applicable only after registration, whereas merely creating the work is enough for that. We don’t know Preeti at all,'' she said.
''We have a letter from SWA saying that we were going to reply, but before we could respond, Preeti went to court,'' Deeya added.
Preeti, who is currently busy with the shoot of her Punjabi film in Rajasthan, shared, “I have spent a lot of money in the making of my film. It is 90 per cent complete, and we plan to release it next year. If a similar show is aired before my movie releases, people will think that my film is a rip-off. And that is not true because we had registered the concept in advance. If she has proof to show that she had shared the show’s concept in 2017, we want to see it.”