Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has shot down rumours that he has sued director Prakash Jha. “Well I have not sued Prakash Jha, so stop creating a headline to get your clicks,” Kashyap tweeted on Tuesday.
It was earlier reported that Jha and his production house were sued for Rs 1 crore by Kashyap’s Phantom Films over Jai Gangaajal rights. According to reports, Phantom Films, a jointly owned by Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, claimed that it owns the IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) of the original film and also the rights to make a sequel or any adaptation based on Jha’s Gangaajal.
Priyanka Chopra starrer Jai Gangaajal is a sequel of the 2003 crime film Gangaajal, which revolved around an senior police officer, who was assigned to an extremely corrupt town.
Earlier, Phantom Films has served a Rs 1 crore notice to his production house, alleging that the film Jai Gangaajal was made without having rights of making a sequel. Phantom Films, a joint movie production house owned by Vikas Bahl, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, claims it has the IPR (intellectual property rights) of 2003 release Gangaajal, directed and produced by Jha, and the rights to make the sequel or any adaptation based on the original film.
The notice, issued on August 6, claimed that Jha Production (PJP) had made a sequel of Gangaajal without having rights. “As the film is made already and intellectual property rights are violated, Jha should provide Rs 1 crore to Phantom film as compensation,” the notice stated.