New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Vidhu Vinod Chopra, producer of the hit film “3 Idiots”, has sent a legal notice to the makers of animation film “The 4th Idiot” for copyright violation.
“You have used the name of our movie, its story (including scenario, screenplay, dialogues, etc) characters for publicizing and promoting your film,” according to the notice sent Friday.
The notice asked the animation film’s makers to “immediately cease and desist, from advertising, promoting and/or publicising your movie ‘The 4th Idiot’ and in any event using the name of our movie ‘3 Idiots’ its story (including scenario, screenplay, dialogues, etc) characters in any form /manner through any media/medium for any reason whatsoever”.
“The 4th Idiot” is produced and directed Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury and is slated for a world premiere at the World Unity Convention Centre in Lucknow Sunday.
The notice added: “A copy of this letter is being sent to the World Unity Convention Centre as a measure of abundant precaution. We reserve all our rights and remedies whether at law or otherwise including but not limited to issuance of public notice informing your violation and infringement of our rights.”
The makers of the film are yet to reply to the notice.