Shweta Tiwari's upcoming show Mere Dad Ki Dulhan lands in controversy; Case filed in Bombay HC ?

Mere Dad Ki Dulhan, starring Shweta Tiwari and Varun Badola, has landed in controversy just before its release. Read to know what has gone wrong
Shweta Tiwari's upcoming show Mere Dad Ki Dulhan lands in controversy; Case filed in Bombay HC ? Shweta Tiwari's upcoming show Mere Dad Ki Dulhan lands in controversy; Case filed in Bombay HC ?
  • 0
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Share on whatsapp

Looks like things aren't going down well with Shweta Tiwari. The talented actress, who is making her comeback on TV after three years with Mere Dad Ki Dulhan has received another shock. The show also starring Varun Badola and Anjali Ratrari in lead roles, is slated to hit the small screens next week. But, latest reports suggest that the show has landed in major controversy owing to its concept and a case has also been filed against the show's makers.

A report in Times of India reveals that Punjabi film producer and Bollywood actress Preeti Sapru has approachd the High Court of Bombay over the shows concept. She has filed a case against the show’s producers, Tony and Deeya Singh. Sapru has claimed that her Punjabi movie titled, 'Teri Meri Gal Ban Gayi', also centres around the theme of father-daughter relationship and how the daughter decides to tie the know only after her father remarries. The actress has thus filed a case in lines of infringement of copyright.

Sapru's lawyer, Abhijeet Desai, said that the script of the film was registered as per guidelines with the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) and The Screenwriters Association, back in 2017. They raised the issue with IMPPA, but the show's producers failed to come up with any clarification and thus, the took the legal route. Their aim is to get some interim relief from the Bombay HC before the show airs on TV.

Deeya Singh, one of the makers of the show, clarified her stance regarding the controversy. She stated that the show had been narrated to the channel in 2017, and there are mails to support their statements. She pointed out the misapprehension revolving around copyright claims, saying, "There is a common misconception that copyright is applicable only after registration, whereas merely creating the work is enough for that. We don’t know Preeti at all."

ALSO READ: Shweta Tiwari's latest social media post hints about her ongoing issues with husband Abhinav Kohli?

On the other hand, Preeti was quoted saying, "I have spent a lot of money in making the film. If a similar show is aired before my movie, people will assume that the film is a rip-off. And this is not true. If Deeya has proof that she had shared the concept in 2017, we want to see it.” Well, only time will tell who is right and who is wrong. Until then, stay tuned with Pinkvilla for more updates. ​

"Stay in sync with the latest and hottest" & "SUBSCRIBE TO PINKVILLA"

Add new comment