A city-based novelist has accused Krrish 3 director-producer Rakesh Roshan of “stealing” the movies story from his novel and filed a police complaint against him under the Copyright Act.
Writer Roop Narayan Sonkar has alleged that Roshan stole the Krrish 3 story from his novel Suardan.
Sonkar has submitted a copy of his novel along with the complaint, police said, adding a case has been registered against the celebrated filmmaker.
The novelist claimed he published Suardan in 2010 in which he had envisioned a creature combining manav (man) and janwar (animal) and named it Manwar.
He said the 2013 film also has a creature combining the attributes of man and animal and claimed Roshan used his story without obtaining his permission.
When reached for comments, Roshan texted a message, saying “The matter is sub-judice. I cannot comment.”
The police said the matter will be investigated and, if accusations are found to be true, further action will be taken.