Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff has trashed reports that the plot of his new film Munna Michael is a stolen one. The 26-year-old actor and director Sabbir Khan had announced their third collaboration with the dance drama Munna Michael, which is said to be loosely based on the life of the King of Pop Michael Jackson.
Mumbai writer–director Kritik Kumar Pandey has, however, filed a complaint at the Versova police station, accusing Tiger of stealing his script to make Munna Michael. Pandey. who is an amateur in the film industry, has alleged in his complaint that he had shared his film’s script with Tiger. Pandey said that Tiger had heard the story of his project titled, MJ Return a year ago and had made a commitment to work with him. “Its creative theft,” he charged.
Pandey says he has registered his script with the Film Writers Association. “I had sent Tiger a copy of my script which didn’t bear the association seal. He and his Munna Michael team lifted my story assuming that I have not safeguarded the copyright. But my story as well as title have been duly registered,” he added.
A furious Tiger told the media at the launch of a trailer of his film A Flying Jatt: “”I don’t know the issue. We are here (and) I don’t steal. I am not a thief. I don’t lie, I am not a cheater.”
Sabbir Khan, meanwhile, said, “I have not met this person [Pandey] and don’t know him. Moreover, how does he know about my script when we are yet to roll out the film? If he feels we have lifted his concept, he is free to approach the court and we both can submit our respective scripts. I will accept whatever the judge’s verdict will be.”
Tiger will be seen opposite Jacqueline Fernandez in A Flying Jatt. The Remo D’Souza directed film releases on August 25. – CINEWS