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Filmmaker Suneel Darshan accuses Google of copyright infringement

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Filmmaker Suneel Darshan, who is known for films such as ‘Inteqam’ and ‘Andaaz’, has filed an FIR against the search engine giant Google, its CEO Sundar Pichai and several other employees of the corporation, alleging an infringement of the copyright of his 2017 directorial ‘Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha’ on YouTube.

Darshan has claimed that though he had not uploaded the movie anywhere, nor sold it to anyone, several channels on YouTube are profiteering off it and Google has refused to take the movie off those channels. His FIR, filed with the MIDC Police Station at Andheri East, alleges infringement of Sections 51, 63 and 69 of the Copyright Act of 1957.

Sharing this information with IANS, he said: “My faith and belief in the advancement of technology are implicit, but the infringement of my rights is a cause of grave concern.”

He added: “My entire copyrighted movie, apart from its songs and sequences from it, have been uploaded and monetised, and I have helplessly watched such illegal acts.”

Darshan clarified that it was only after his repeated requests went unanswered that he had to seek legal help. “Their actions and replies indicate they are well-versed in deflecting queries from my end,” he said.

Maintaining that he had the utmost respect for Google, he however said the corporation had been unfair to genuine creators.

“I have total respect for both the technology and the funds that they (Google) bring to India,,” Darshan said, but added that the corporation’s reluctance to work with experienced content creators and benefiting from their knowledge had only led to mutual loss, and denied quality content to the audience.

Asked what his next step would be, Darshan said: “I will move according to the law and the advice of my lawyers.”

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Anushka is not having an easy time on ‘Chakda Xpress’ prep

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Anushka Sharma, who is currently sweating it out on the field for her upcoming film ‘Chakda Xpress’, recently shared her ordeal, courtesy the physical training for the film.

The actress shared a selfie from the downtime of her practice session on the story section of her Instagram. The selfie showed her in a white T-shirt with her hair tied at the back.

She wrote on the picture, “Kaash bachpan mein kuch toh cricket khela hota toh aaj haalat aise na hoti (I wish I had played some cricket in my childhood, perhaps then I would not have suffered like this today).”

‘Chakda Xpress’, directed by Prosit Roy, is based on the life of Jhulan Goswami, who became the second Indian woman cricketer to receive the Padma Shri in 2012.

The film marks Anushka’s comeback to acting after four years.

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Kamal Haasan to promote ‘Vikram’ in Hyderabad

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Kamal Haasan’s intense action entertainer ‘Vikram’ directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj is due for release on June 3 and Kamal is preparing to promote the film in a big way in Hyderabad.

Kamal Haasan was personally invited by Nithiin’s father to promote the upcoming action-drama in Hyderabad, which is being produced by actor Nithiin’s production banner Sreshth Movies.

The makers have yet to reveal the details of the upcoming massive event, which will be attended by Kamal Haasan and the ‘Vikram’ team. They’ll be expected to promote the film and interact with Telugu media about the most-anticipated film.

The theatrical trailer for the film was released a few days ago, and the response has been phenomenal. The action-packed trailer has piqued the interest of moviegoers, who are eagerly anticipating the release.

Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil played pivotal roles in the film, which also stars Suriya Siva Kumar from ‘Jai Bheem’ in a small but pivotal role.

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Kamal Haasan’s new movie ‘Vikram’ gets U/A certificate

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Tamil superstar and politician Kamal Haasan’s latest movie ‘Vikram’ directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj has got a U/A certificate from the Censor Board.

The film, which is one of the most anticipated movies of 2022 has Vijay Sethupathi and Fahad Fazil playing major roles along with Kamal Haasan. Tamil actor Suriya is playing a cameo role. The movie kickstarted its promotion by releasing the trailer on May 19.

Lokesh Kanagaraj who has directed the movie is a popular Tamil director with movies like ‘Kaithi’, and ‘Master’ starring Karthik and Vijay were super duper hits.

The director has tweeted that ‘Vikram’ got the U/A certificate from the Censor Board.

Kamal Haasan had announced at the Cannes Film Festival 2022 that the movie will be in Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and is on the Metaverse platform.

‘Vikram’ is an action thriller and is expected to hit the screens on June 3.

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