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Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala and Sunny Singh’s Ujda Chaman in legal battle over copyright violation? Deets inside

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Recently, the much-awaited trailer of Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bala dropped online and had a striking resemblance to Sunny Singh starrer Ujda Chaman. While both the movies deal with protagonists struggling with chronic baldness, the timings of both the movies raised concerns for the makers.

While Udja Chaman is slated to a release date of 8 November, makers of Bala preponed the release of their movie from 22 November to 7 November and irked the makers of Sunny Singh starrer. Ujda Chaman director Abhishek Pathak said that his movie is an official remake of the hit Kannada film, Ondu Motteya Kathe, and he acquired the rights for the Hindi remake. “In contrast, the Bala team has been changing their release date, from November 22 to November 15 to November 7, which is a day before my film. Not sure how this will help, I think it harms both films and the industry at large,” he said.

Talking about the legal measures that he might take against the Bala makers, Abhishek said that he is in talks with his legal team and will take an action soon. “This is a clear case of copyright violation. I can understand two films around a bald character releasing within a short span of time, but in this case, there are striking similarities with my film and the original whose rights are with me,” added the director.

On the other hand, Dinesh Vijan, who is the producer of Bala, issued a statement that his company had been working on the project for several months now and it had been widely reported in the press releases. The statement reads, “Maddock stands firmly by the originality of its film, and will back it projects all the way, including through legal recourse if need be.”

Meanwhile, trailers of both the movies have striking similarities while the recently released poster of Bala is similar to that of Ujda Chaman as well.

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