Court to hear lawsuit against 'Veer' Monday

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New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will Monday hear a lawsuit against Salman Khan-starrer "Veer" and its director Anil Sharma for alleged illegal use of some concepts from author Pavan Choudhary's book.

In the lawsuit, Choudhary has alleged that some of the concepts of the film "Veer" are from his book "Trilogy of Wisdom".

Choudary has sought damages of Rs.20 lakhs (Rs. 2 million) from the producer and the director of the film Anil Sharma for alleged violation of his copyright for making illegal gains by lifting a portion from his book.

"The producer, the director, and the story writer are well aware of his extraordinary and remarkable reputation and are also well aware that use of idea and concept that India should not be a 'Sone Ki Chidiya but Baaz' in the film are violative of intellectual property rights," says the petition filed through advocates C.S. Yadav and Pandey Rajiv Rajhans.

Choudary submitted in his petition that he had earlier sent a legal notice to the film's makers not to use his concept, but they went ahead with the release.

"Veer", a period drama about the bravery of pindari soldiers in Rajasthan, was released Friday.