Amitabh Bachchan wants Kumar Vishwas to remove father’s poem video, gets offer of Rs 32

Amitabh Bachchan said the video, in which Kumar Vishwas is seen singing the poem by his late father, the poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a "copyright infringement" and should be removed from the popular video-sharing site, YouTube, within 24 hours.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:July 13, 2017 11:21 am
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Amitabh Bachchan has sent a legal notice to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas for using a poem by the megastar’s late father, the poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, in a video, and asked him to give an account of the revenue generated from it. Bachchan said the video, in which Vishwas is seen singing the poem, was a “copyright infringement” and should be removed from the popular video-sharing site, YouTube, within 24 hours.

“Sending earned Rs 32 as demanded. Pranam??,” Vishwas tweeted in reply to Bachchan’s tweets on this. In a statement, the Aam Aadmi Party member said he had received the notice, which called for the removal of the video and asked him to account for the revenue generated through it. “The video will be removed,” Vishwas said. The video — with Bachchan’s poem Need ka Nirmaan Phir Phir – is part of his programme ‘Tarpan’, in which the AAP- leader-cum-poet pays tribute to noted Hindi poets.

“This is a copyright infringement..! legal will take care of this,” Bachchan tweeted yesterday, posting the tribute video. To this Vishwas replied, “Rcvd appreciation frm all poet’s family but Notice frm you Sir. Deleting the tribute video to Babuji. Sending earned Rs 32 as demanded. Pranam??” An associate of Vishwas said Rs 32 was the revenue generated from advertisements on YouTube. Vishwas added that he had received appreciation from the families of other poets whose works had figured in the tribute series.

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    Paresh thakkar
    Jul 14, 2017 at 7:27 am
    Well done , I support you, kumar vishwas
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    rajan
    Jul 13, 2017 at 4:06 pm
    Well done Kumar Vishwas. This mega star portrayed as angry young man in most of his heyday films has generally been found to be pro-establishment in actual life. He contested LS election from Allahabad on Congress ticket when Rajiv Gandhi was around. His wife is RS MP of SP. He now is B Ambassador of Gujarat almost for 7 years subtly endorsing Modi. Has exposed himself so much for earning money that this once adorable actor has now become an abhorable bore. He appears to be having insatiable appe e for money and by sending him Rs.32/- you have given him a be ing reply. Kudos!
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