PK, which raises questions about religion and people's
blind faith in godmen, has been co-produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra
and Hirani. The movie also stars Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh
Rajput and Sanjay Dutt along with Aamir Khan.
Justice Najmi Waziri issued notice to Hirani, Chopra and
scriptwriter Abhijat Joshi, seeking their response by April
Isapuri has alleged that certain portions from his Hindi novel
'Farishta', published in 2013, were "stolen and copied" and used in
the film PK. He has sought punitive damages of Rs.1 crore
from the filmmakers along with credit for his work.
The plea, filed through advocate Jyotika Kalra, alleged that the
makers of Aamir Khan's PK as well as scriptwriter Abhijat
Joshi stole the characters, expression of ideas and sequences from
the novel 'Farishta'.
"The novel has criticised blind following of so-called godmen
and that profession of religion is not natural but is man-made and
artificial and, in a group of people, nobody can identify their
respective religion," the plea said.
"The plaintiff (Isapuri) watched the film and realised that the
scenes (sequences) and expression of ideas in the film have been
stolen from the novel of the plaintiff. Plaintiff is the creator
and original author who created and identified the subject of
religious and cultural hypocrisy in modern era and expressed," the
Stating that copyright subsists in the work of Isapuri and no
other person has any right to publish the same without his
permission, the plea sought permanent injunction on telecasting or
broadcasting the film to the public.
The court recently dismissed a plea which sought a ban on
PK for alleged derogatory remarks against Hindu gods,
Hindu beliefs, faith and worship.