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Mysuru court allows ‘Maidaan’ release amid plagiarism allegation



Mysuru court allows 'Maidaan' release amid plagiarism allegation

Mysuru court allows ‘Maidaan’ release amid plagiarism allegation

Ajay Devgn’s biographical drama, ‘Maidaan’, which releases in the theatres on Thursday, April 11, has been marred in a controversy. A scriptwriter has accused the makers of plagiarism.

Ajay Devgn-led biographical drama, ‘Maidaan’, which chronicles the life of the former Indian football coach Syed Abdul Rahim, was accused of plagiarism by a Karnataka-based scriptwriter. Following the complaint, the Mysuru court ordered the makers of the film to halt its release. Now, film producer and trade expert, Girish Johar has shared that the court has allowed the film’s release. He wrote on X, “Karnataka High Court has lifted the stay on the release of #Maidaan. Today, paving the way to its release !! @ajaydevgn.”

Reacting to the matter, Zee Studios and Boney Kapoor’s Bayview Projects LLP earlier stated, “The said order passed by the District Judge is an ex-parte order, without giving us an opportunity of being heard.”

Anil Kumar took to LinkedIn and wrote, “In 2010, I started writing the story and in 2018, I posted a poster about this, and I got in contact with ad director Sukhdas Suryavanshi through my LinkedIn post. He called me to Bombay (Mumbai) and asked me to get the script. I have the whole chat history (sic).” ‘Maidaan’ showcases how coach Syed Abdul Rahim put Indian football on the global map between 1952 and 1962.

“He told me that he’d make me meet Aamir Khan, but I couldn’t meet him for certain reasons. I gave him the story and registered the same with the Screen writers Association (sic),” added Kumar.

Watch the trailer of ‘Maidaan’ here:

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