Registering a collections close to Rs. 200 crores just in India, Ek Tha Tiger now finds its self in the midst of a controversy.
Rumors are that the film is a copy. Apparently, a script writer named Anand Shankar Panda has accused the producers of taking major parts of his script and producing the movie without making any changes to it. However, the co-writer of Ek Tha Tiger, Neelesh Mishra, has denied such charges and has reportedly asked Anand to prove his charge.
“Some so-called writer has gone to court saying Kabir Khan and I stole his idea for Ek Tha Tiger. I don’t use foul language in public or private so let me just say this politely – ‘We haven’t worked sincerely and honestly in our careers for more than 20 years to have our integrity questioned like this”, Neelesh said on a social networking site.
It is heard that the police have registered an FIR against Aditya Chopra and Kabir Khan under charges of cheating, criminal breach of trust and violation of Copyright Act.
On charges of stealing the script, Neelesh said, “We started work on the film in October 2009 and I have emails to prove it. This writer apparently claims that he registered his work in March 2011. I have nothing more to add. I dare him to prove it because otherwise I am going to sue him for damages till kingdom come.”
Anand Shankar Panda, we suggest you stop messing with the TIGERS.. 😉