Actress-turned-author Seema Seth has lodged a complaint
against Madhur Bhandarkar for allegedly stealing the
plot and idea of his film Fashion from her book El-Dorado
and not giving her credit.
In her complaint, Seth said Bhandarkar had indulged
in clear-cut violation of the Copyright Act. She has
also made Ronnie Screwala of UTV Motion Pictures a party
in the case where she has sought compensation to the
tune of Rs 25 million.
the plot and the idea has been stolen from the said
book wherein the story begins in Kolkata where an aspiring
model wishes to go to Mumbai but her father opposes
and mother supports," she reportedly told the Court.
who argued her case in person, said lawyers engaged
by her were tutored and threatened to wash their hands
off her case.
matter that was till yet being heard in the Metropolitan
Court has been referred to a designated special court
here dealing with copyright cases. The court has till
date been hearing the matter since January.
Seths book was published three months prior
to release of the film on 29 October 2008.