Rustom’s writer files complaint against director and writers of Shahid Kapoor’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu


Nation Next Newsroom | May 21, 2018 19:50

Shahid Kapoor's upcoming movie Batti Gul Meter Chalu has landed in trouble as Vipul Rawal, the writer of the 2017 film Rustom, has filed a complained against Shahid’s movie
Shahid Kapoor in a still from the film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’

Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s upcoming movie Batti Gul Meter Chalu has landed in trouble as Vipul Rawal, the writer of the 2016 film Rustom, has filed a complained against Shahid’s movie. Vipul has filed a complaint with the Film Writers Association (FWA) against Shree Narayan Singh – the director of Batti Gul Meter Chalu and writers Siddharth Singh and Garima Wahal.

In his complaint, Vipul has accused the director and writers of copyright infringement and unethical behavior. Vipul, in the complaint, has stated that he had registered a story titled ‘Roshni’ in 2009. In 2016, he registered the final draft of the story after which he entered an agreement with KriArj Productions (the producers of Batti Gul Meter Chalu). Vipul has alleged that post this agreement, Shahid and Shraddha were signed for the film. As per Vipul, the director of the movie wanted some modifications in the screenplay, for which he hired the writers. When the teaser of the movie was released, Vipul was not credited for the story and instead the teaser said that the movie was from the writers and director of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.

Post this, Vipul said, he sent several mails to the producers, who assured him that the issue will be taken care of soon. Later, Nitin Chandrachud, the director’s partner, wrote to Vipul explaining that the subject of the film based on electricity is in public domain and can be written by anyone. Vipul was told that he would be given the credit for the concept of the film, which was unacceptable to him.