Kangana Ranaut Didda Copyright: A Mumbai court has directed police to file a case against the actor on copyright complaints made by the author of Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir. He claims Ranaut has “usurped” his title and spun it into the title of her next film Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda.
Police told news agency PTI that the registration of a case against Ranaut is underway at Khar.
Kangana Ranaut Didda Copyright Case: What You Should Know
- The complaint against Ranaut comes from writer Ashish Kaul who has authored Didda.
- His book is based on the life of Queen Didda who was a Princess in the north and later ruled Kashmir between 980 CE to 1003 CE. She is also dubbed The Catherine of Kashmir or The Witch Queen.
- Ranaut had recently announced on social media that the sequel to her first Manikarnika film would be titled Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda.
- Kaul has stated he holds exclusive rights to the queen’s life story and claims Ranaut has committed “intellectual theft.”
- “Is it believable by any stretch of imagination that a story and a book are being usurped by a renowned actor turned-social activist?” he asks.
- Ranaut or her sister Rangoli haven’t responded to Kaul’s claims, he said.