Makers of Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming Hindi movie Jhund along with the actor were sent legal notices for copyright infringement by Hyderabad-based filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar.
The short filmmaker claims that he bought exclusive rights in 2017 to make a movie on the life of Akhilesh Paul, a slum soccer player who was the Indian captain at the Homeless World Cup and has planned to write and direct the multilingual movie tentatively titled Slum Soccer, reported IANS.
Kumar, an independent filmmaker, sent the notices to Jhund director and producer, Nagraj Manjule, producer Krishan Kumar, T-Series Chairman and Managing Director, Bhushan Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Slum Soccer founder Vijay Barse, on whose life the film is said to be based on.
The Hyderabad-based filmmaker also alleged that Savita Raj, one of the producers of Jhund, threatened his producer in September 2019 claiming Akhilesh Paul's copyrights are with them. The filmmaker revealed that only from T-Series responded to his notice, but it is 'very vague'.