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Manikarnika Returns row: No court relief for Kangana Ranaut in copyright case

After Kangana Ranaut announced ‘Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda’, writer Ashish Kaul filed a copyright infringement case against the actress as he claims to have exclusive copyright to the story.

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Kangana Ranaut announced ‘Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda

New day and new controversy engulfs actress Kangana Ranaut. Earlier this year, producer Kamal Jain had taken to his official Twitter handle to announce that he was collaborating with the actress for ‘Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda’.

Later, Ashish Kaul, the author of the book ‘Didda: The warrior queen of Kashmir’, had filed a copyright infringement case against Kangana Ranaut for announcing the film without his approval. He had alleged that the actress while announcing her movie through a tweet, used some part of the storyline ‘Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir’ which he had sent her through an email. 

And now the writer has now made it crystal clear that he will be opposing any court relief to Kangana Ranaut in the case. Writer Ashish Kaul claims to have exclusive copyright to the story. 

In response , Kangana and her brother Akshat Ranaut had moved the Bombay High Court challenging the alleged complaint by Kaul. In a statement to Times of India, Yogita Joshi and Amani Khan said:

“Kangana Ranaut has filed for passport issuance and pleads that her passport is refused by authorities in view of the case by our client Ashish Kaul and another case both at the Bandra Magistrate Court.”

No court relief seems to be in order for actress Kangana Ranaut the writers added:

“We have waived off notice and will be filing a detailed and comprehensive reply vehemently opposing any relief since she is yet to appear before the Police for a statement in this case and therefore investigation has been slow. ( sic).”

The sequel film to 2019’s ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ will reportedly tell the true story of Didda who as the queen of Kashmir had defeated Mehmood Ghaznavi in battle twice, despite having polio in one leg.

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