Creator Ashish Kaul, who has written the e book “Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir”, on Friday accused Kangana Ranaut of copyright infringement after the actor introduced a movie on the warrior queen. Ranaut and producer Kamal Jain on Thursday introduced a sequel to her 2019 launch, “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, titled “Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda”.
The sequel will reportedly inform the true story of Didda, who was the Queen of Kashmir and defeated Mehmood Ghaznavi twice. Regardless of being struck by polio in a single leg, she was one of many best warriors. Kaul mentioned not a lot has been written about Didda within the historical past and he believes Ranaut has based mostly the brand new movie‘s story on his e book “Didda: Kashmir Ki Yodha Rani”.
He mentioned he was commissioned by Rupa Publications to jot down the e book about Didda in 2018 and it was revealed in English language. Kaul claimed that he had approached Ranaut to jot down a foreword for the Hindi model of the e book in September final yr. “I wrote a mail to her giving her your entire story that she has quoted yesterday. I had requested her if she can be related to the e book for foreword, there was no speak for the movie then. However we didn’t obtain any reply from her. “No matter she is saying in regards to the story is accessible solely in my e book solely. She might have requested me if she desires to do a movie based mostly on my e book however she didn’t strategy me,” Kaul instructed PTI.
When he took the matter with Ranaut and the movie‘s producer, they denied that they’re utilizing his story for the film, he mentioned, including that he shall be in search of authorized counsel to “defend my rights”. “I’ll do no matter it takes to guard my rights and seek the advice of authorized consultants in coming days,” he mentioned. When contacted, Ranaut and Jain weren’t out there for a remark. “Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda” is scheduled to go on flooring in January 2022.