Ek Tha Tiger has done wonderful business and its collection is closer to Rs 200 crore at the Box Office in India. But unfortunately, the movie has landed in plagiarism controversy almost a month after its release. A writer has filed a case against Aditya Chopra and Kabir Khan alleged that they made the film based of his script.
The Mumbai police have already registered an FIR against Aditya Chopra and Kabir Khan under the charges of cheating, criminal breach of trust and violation of Copyright Act. The writer has claimed that the producers made the film Ek Tha Tiger on the basis of his script, which had been rejected by them in 2011.
But Neelesh Mishra, co-writer of Ek Tha Tiger, is very upset with the charges made against them. He took to his Twitter page to deny the charges. He wrote, "Some so-called writer has gone to court saying Kabir Khan and I stole his idea for Ek Tha Tiger. 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."
However, Neelesh Mishra is shocked by the way the Writers' Association and the police handled the case. He further tweeted, "I was shocked when someone (falsely) claimed our #EkThaTiger was his idea. I was NOT shocked when media didn't contact us for our views. And tragic that Writers' Association and police too didn't bother to ask for our response to this ridiculous claim (sic)."