New Delhi, June 19 : A Delhi court has reserved
its order for June 27 on an author's plea for lodging a first
information report ( FIR) against Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar
for copying the plot of his 2008 film " Fashion" from her book.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Sharma said that the court would
June 27 decide on the plea filed by book author Seema Seth seeking
compensation of Rs.2.5 crore.
"To come up June 27 for orders," said the court, in an order made available Tuesday.
court was hearing a plea by actress-turned-author Seth alleging that
Bhandarkar stole the plot and idea for " Fashion" from her book "El
Dorado" which was published three months before the release of the film
Oct 29, 2008.
She requested the court to book Bhandarkar for
violation of the Copyright Act, as the idea of the story had been taken
from the book without permission.
Seth also made Ronnie Screwvala of UTV Motion Pictures a party in the case.
idea has been stolen from the "book wherein the story begins in
Kolkata, where an aspiring model wishes to go to Mumbai but her father
opposes and mother supports" the idea.
"Careful reading of the
said book vis-a-vis the story of the said movie would conclude that the
story/script has been taken from the said book without my permission",