A local court has issued non-bailable warrant against Boney Kapoor, his wife Sridevi and four others. Birbal Singh Rana, a local writer, has alleged that the Boney’s BSK Network and Entertainment Pvt Ltd had stolen his script for their movie ‘Wanted’.
Birbal in his petition alleged that in 2004 he had submitted his copyright script to the company, but it was rejected. Boney Kapoor and his wife Sridevi failed to appear in front of court in time for case of alleged copyright violation.
What makes this case interesting is that Wanted is a remake of Telugu blockbuster Pokiri. Boney Kapoor bought the remake rights of Pokiri for an astronomical price and remade it in Hindi under Prabhudeva direction. The story credits for this film were clearly given to the original director Puri Jagannath. Pokiri was released in 2006 and the petitioner Birbal claims that he submitted his copyright script to the company in 2004.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate B D Bharti also directed them to be present before the court on November 22.