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    Default 'Jodi Breakers' caught in Plagiarism controversy

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    Director Ashwini Chaudhary's "Jodi Breakers" that releases on February 24 will see Bipasha and Madhavan for the first time. The film also stars Omi Vaidya, Milind Soman , Dipanita Sharma, Mrinalini Sharma and Helen.

    Now the latest news is that Madhavan-Bipasha Basu's much awaited rom-com Jodi Breakers, is entangled in two copyright-related cases.

    Different stories have been floating around regarding the story idea of this film, which stars Bipasha Basu and R Madhavan in the lead role. Whereas an upcoming writer in Bollywood has filed a complaint with the Film Writers Association, arguing that this is his script, but on the ground level it seems that the claims of the US based production company are more near to the truth.

    Universal Pictures International France, the US based production company, was in consultations with many big Bollywood production houses, including Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions to sell the rights of Heartbreakers so that it could then be made in Hindi. But, they were in for a rude shock when their plans came to a sudden hold after the promos of Jodi Breaker, which were very similar to the promos of their own film, went on air.

    The producers of Heartbreakers have now taken the services of The Neolegal Associates, one of the leading intellectual property firm, which handles many such litigation for Hollywood studios, to file a case against the producer, the director, the writer and the processing Lab of Jodi Breaker and also the man, who claims that the story idea of the Bollywood film belongs to him.

    An aspiring filmmaker, Insia Dariwala, also claims that she’d registered a similar script before Ashwini registered his. However, the dispute committee of the Writers’ Association has proved Insia wrong.

    Since the matter is sub-judicious, producers of Jodi Breakers refused to comment on it. Bollywood is famous for uplifting the stories and music from Hollywood. Many stories and music were lifted from the original source. Till now, no one has claimed Rs. 50 crores as compensation.

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