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