Entertainment: Toilet: Ek Prem Katha faces plagiarism case

A Jaipur-based filmmaker Pratik Sharma alleged that the makers have lifted the punchline and the subject from his film Gutrun Gutar Gun

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For the second day in succession, a local court of Jaipur continued to hear arguments in a case of violation of the Copyright Act by makers of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha on Tuesday.

“The arguments continued for the whole day today and tomorrow again it will continue in Jaipur Metropolitan Court,” G.D. Bansal, advocate for Jaipur-based filmmaker Pratik Sharma, said here on Tuesday.

A copyright infringement case against Plan C Studios, an alliance between Reliance Entertainment and Friday Filmworks helmed by Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia, and Viacom18 on July 7 in a Jaipur Metropolitan Court was lodged by the filmmaker.

Sharma alleged that the makers have lifted the punchline and the subject from his film Gutrun Gutar Gun.

S.S. Hora, counsel of Viacom 18 told: “We argued on four major points. First, there can't be copyright of an idea or a concept. Secondly, what he (Sharma) claims is already in public domain, a real life fact in India it is not his creation. Third, he being in the film industry, he knew that the film would come out on this concept July 2, 2015, and he sat over all this while, and fourth -- various stake holders in the film are not before the court, he knows all of them but that he has not made them party is a defect. So, no relief should be given to the plaintiff.”

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, directed by Shree Narayan Singh, deals with the need of sanitisation.

Meet VIP2 on August 4

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A poster of the film VIP 2

Actor Dhanush has finally revealed the release date of his upcoming movie Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 or VIP 2. The film is all set to hit theatres on August 4.

Kajol is making her comeback to Tamil industry after 19 years to work with Dhanush in VIP 2.

This film is Kajol’s second Tamil outing after her Kollywood debut in Minasara Kanavu in 1997 with Arvind Swamy and Prabhu Deva. Dhanush himself has penned the story and dialogues of VIP 2 .

Id be a depressive mess without my family: Jessica Biel

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A file photo of Jessica Biel

Actress Jessica Biel has said she would be a depressive mess if her husband Justin Timberlake and their two-year-old son Silas would not have been by her side.

The 35-year-old actress has said she would be a “blob on the floor” after filming gruelling scenes for new series The Sinner - in which she plays a young mother who commits an act of violence with no explanation - if she did not have such a close bond with her family, reported People magazine.

“I do not want to bring that home. It is so intense. Thank goodness for (my family) because otherwise I’d be a depressive mess, like a blob on the floor eating cake balls consistently. I come back and I have fun and I smile and I get to be silly because at work, I don't get to do that,” Biel said.

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