Mumbai: Earlier it was reported that filmmaker Prakash Jha and his production house was served a notice worth Rs 1 crore by Phantom Films over ‘Jai Gangaajal’ sequel rights.
According to reports, Phantom Production, a joint movie production house owned by Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantene, 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 Prakash Jha’s ‘Gangaajal’.
However, on Tuesday morning, Anurag Kashyap broke his silence on the matter and claimed that he had not sued Prakash Jha and the reports are fake.
“Well I have not sued Prakash Jha so stop creating a headline to get your clicks,” Anurag Kashyap tweeted.
Recently, Play Entertainment, co-producer of the Priyanka Chopra-starrer ‘Jai Gangaajal’ had filed a police complaint against its director Prakash Jha's production company, alleging fraud and cheating.
Reacting to the notice issued, Prakash Jha Productions CEO Sunil Agrawal said the entire world associates Jha to the 2003 release ‘Gangaajal’ and that the movie ‘Jai Gangaajal’ is ‘not’ a sequel to the earlier movie.
"'Gangaajal' was a creation of Prakash Jha. And besides, this (‘Jai Gangaajal’) movie is not a sequel to the earlier movie. It is independent by itself. There is no similarity between both movies so where is the question of violating IPR?" he questioned.
He added that if allegations against PJP were true, the complainant could have gone to court and stalled the release of ‘Jai Gangaajal’.
"But they didn't do so as they had no substance in their allegations. They are only trying to grab advantage of Jha's status," he asserted.