Hyderabad: Highly-talked about Telugu movie Toofan starring
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