Akshay Kumar starrer ‘PadMan’ faces plagiarism allegations

Ripu Daman Jaiswal has accused the makers of ‘PadMan’ of taking scenes in the film from a script he had written. The writer has filed an FIR against Akshay Kumar and he alleges that he had sent a script to Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and scenes in the film have been lifted from his story.

Around two months back, he had posted on his Facebook account, “One and a half years ago, I had written and registered a film based on the works of Arunachalam Muruganantham and Saati biodegradable sanitary pads. Have you heard about them? Yup, Arunachalam Muruganantham is the guy who had made low cost sanitary pads for rural women. I had registered the film on 5th of December 2016 from SCREEN WRITER ASSOCIATION and sent to Ryan Stephan (Karan johar’s production — Creative head) and personally to Vikram Aditya Motwane.
And you know what happened? After ten days on 16th of December 2016, I heard the news that Mrs. Twinkle Khanna revealed that her production is making a film based on his life, starring AKSHAY KUMAR,”
He further wrote, “Recently, the PADMAN trailer released, and most of the scenes has been taken from the summary I had sent to MR. Ryan stephan. Yes, they even copied my fictional scenes(Check out the Rakshabandan scene. In real life, Arunachalam Muruganantham has no sister.)
I have decided to take this matter to court and fight a battle against the producers of the film.”

In more recent posts on his Twitter profile, Ripu claimed that almost 11 scenes have been copied from his script and that he would definitely go to court. In another post, he shared a screenshot of his script and pointed out how a line from it has been borrowed directly in the film.