Toofan starring Ram Charan Teja and Priyanka Chopra in leads, had recently made it to the news after its producers fell out on its financial affair. Now, the Apoorva Lakhia directed film has once again made it to the headlines for a wrong reason. This time, it is for the case filed by original writers duo Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, who have alleged copyright infringement.
Toofan is a remake of Amitabh Bachchan's 1973 film Zanjeer, which is simultaneously remade in Telugu and Hindi. Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar, who had written the script for Amitabh for the original movie, had spoken about the issue a year ago. When the producers of the movie failed to respond to their reaction, the writers duo has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court to stall its release.
In their petition filed at the Bombay High Court, Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar have claimed that Amit Mehra has not taken their permission to remake the film Zanjeer. They have requested the Court to ban the release of both versions - Telugu and Tamil. However, the Court is yet to take a decision on it.
It should be recalled here that producer Amit Mehra's brothers Sumeet and Puneet had obtained a stay order against the trailer launch of Zanjeer and Toofan as Amit did not settle the entire money for the remake rights of the flick. But the Court has dismissed the case, favouring Amit Mehra. Now, it should be seen what decision the Bombay High Court would deliver in this case.