Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish continues to remain in the news but for all the wrong reasons. Despite glowing reviews, the film failed to take off at the Box Office and will entail heavy losses to its makers. As if this was not enough, now a scriptwriter, who goes by the name of Akhil Rajendra Dwivedi, has sued Bhansali for Rs. 2 crore alleging that the director used his script without informing him.
Dwivedi claims that he had registered his script (which is very similar to Guzaarish) in 2005 and had even met Bhansali in 2008. SLB loved the script and said that he would get back to Dwivedi in a few weeks' time. However, he never reverted and was unreachable for Dwivedi.
When Dwivedi finally saw Guzaarish (which released last Friday), he was shocked to see the similarities in the film and his script. When Bhansali didn't pay heed to his demands of giving him due credit, he had no option but to go ahead and sue the filmmaker for Rs.2 crores.
It may be recalled that a few days before the release of Guzaarish, a novelist called Dayanand Raajan too had threatened to file a case of copyright infringement against Bhansali.
With this new lawsuit, it looks like things are only getting bleaker for Bhansali.