Abhishek Kapoor takes Farhan Akhtar to court over 'Rock On!! 2' script

Abhishek blames Pubali Chaudhuri for the breach of trust and has requested court to stall the making of the film


Web Desk March 20, 2015
Abhishek blames Pubali Chaudhuri for the breach of trust and has requested court to stall the making of the film. PHOTO: INDIATODAY

Abhishek Kapoor, director of Rock On!! filed a lawsuit against Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment for not giving him due credit for the sequel's script.

According to India Today, Abhishek Kapoor has claimed that he was working with Pubali Chaudhuri on Rock On!! 2's script till they had a disagreement with Excel Entertainment after which she disappeared and started ignoring his calls and messages.

Later on he found out that Chaudhuri had ditched him and registered the script without his knowledge. He went to the production house and tried to resolve the matter but they used his contract against him.

He also claimed that clauses in the Excel contract are contradictory to the Copyright Act and he would much rather leave the court to deal with the matter at hand.

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When Farhan Akhtar was asked about this at an event he said, "I would much rather the court decide since its gone there. I have nothing to say. He's a friend of mine and I don't want to talk about him in public."

The film, slated to go on floors in August, stars Farah Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Shraddha Kapoor and a rumoured Alia Bhatt.

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