Marathi filmmaker claims film October has been plagarized, files complaint

Marathi filmmaker Sarika Mene has claimed that the story of the recently released movie October is the script of her film Aarti- The Unknown Love Story.

October has been directed by the National Award-winning director Shoojit Sircar. The director is known for movies like Piku, Pink, and Vicky Donor.

Mene has said that she was shocked that October is a 90% copy of her film.

October stars Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan, who has been much appreciated for his acting in the movie.

The movie has earned over Rs 30 crore at the box office in a week since its release on 13 April, 2018.

Mene has filed complaints with the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Chitrapat Maha Mandal, which represents Marathi filmmakers.

She has also complained to the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association and Screen Writers Association.

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