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Is Amitabh's Bhoothnath Returns A Copy?

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It looks like Amitabh Bachchan's most expected venture of this year, Bhoothnath Returns, is copied from a short story named, Bhoothnath, written by Sushant Supriya, who is a short story writer and poet.

Delhi High Court demanded the producers and writers of Bhootnath Returns to settle the issues with the original writer who is accusing the flick of plagiarism.

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Acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed and Justice and Siddharth Mridul put out a statement which goes, " The petitioner is saying the heart of the movie, which is the trailer, is the complete adaptation of his literary work. Just have a meeting with him (writer) and see whether something can be done or not. Be truthful."

The original story, Bhoothnath, was published in 2007 in a Hindi magazine named, Aaj Kal. The lawyer of the writer says, "I am not seeking injunction against the release of the movie, I want the credit. It is notable even the first Bhootnath film was a copy of the ‘The Canterville Ghost', a short story by Oscar Wilde. The defendants have never made an original film on the theme of a friendly ghost, and have not done so in the case of the infringing film as well."

The lawyer also clarified that the plot of Bhoothnath Returns doesn't begin from where Bhoothnath-the first film ended. " Unlike most sequels, the infringing film is based on an entirely new storyline from the first Bhoothnath film, and has no relationship with the first film, especially in terms of the supporting cast. Even the central character of the infringing film has no relationship with the central character of the first Bhoothnath film."

Well, it seems that every Bollywood  movie has an original somewhere!

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