While Akshay Kumar’s Pad Man is receiving rave reviews from the audience and critics alike, a writer named Ripu Daman Jaiswal has accused the makers of taking scenes in the film from his script. According to reports, he has even filed an FIR against the lead actor. He claims that he had written the script and sent it to Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, and somehow the script is exactly the same.
He asked for help with a lawyer in December. Jaiswal had written on his Facebook page, “One and a half years ago, I had written and registered a film based on the works of Arunachalam Muruganantham and Saathi biodegradable sanitary pads. I had registered the film on 5th of December 2016 from screen writer association and sent to Ryan Stephan (Karan Johar production’s creative head) and personally to Vikram Aditya Motwane. After ten days on 16th of December 2016, I heard the news that Twinkle Khanna revealed that her production is making a film based on his life, starring Akshay Kumar (sic).”
While watching the movie, he decided that he couldn’t take it anymore and needed the interference of court. He tweeted, “Intermission of Pad Man. 11 scenes has been copied from my script uptil now and even one of the character. That’s it. I am definitely going to court (sic).” He shared a dialogue from the movie and wrote, “I was in the library when I wrote this dialogue and was truly elated. Honestly, I surprised myself that day. Tell me, how on earth can you steal someone’s dialogue? This is unfair. Amitabh Bachchan quoted this dialogue in Pad Man (sic).”