Producer Allu Arvind of Geetha Arts on Thursday sought injunction against the release of Sushant Singh Rajput starrer “Raabta”, which is slated to hit the screens on June 9, over copyright infringement.
Arvind claims the story of “Raabta” is very similar to his Telugu film “Magadheera”.
“This is to inform to the large public that we, Geetha Arts the original makers of ‘Magadheeraa’ felt through various sources including the trailer and publicity material that the Hindi film ‘Raabta’ is being remade violating the copyrights,” Arvind said in a statement.
He further added that they have approached a Hyderabad court seeking injunction against the film’s release.
“The Hyderabad civil court issued notice to ‘Raabta’ producers and posted the matter for June 1 to decide whether ‘Raabta’ should be permitted to release,” he said.
Directed by S.S. Rajamouli and starring Ram Charan, “Magadheera” is the story of two estranged lovers meeting in another life.
“Raabta”, directed by Dinesh Vijan, also stars Kriti Sanon.