Ashish Kaul, the creator of Didda: The Warrior Queen of Kashmir, has accused Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda actor Kangana Ranaut of copyright infringement.
Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda relies on the historic Kashmiri queen Didda, the primary feminine monarch of the Kashmir Valley.
While chatting with The Times of India, Ashish Kaul mentioned, “I have the exclusive copyrights to the life story of Didda who was the Princess of Lohar (Poonch), now in Jammu & Kashmir, and the Queen of Kashmir. Is it believable by any stretch of imagination that a story and a book is being usurped by a renowned actor-turned-social activist?”
Kaul added that Kangana Ranaut could counter his allegations by saying Didda is a historic determine and no one owns her story. But the creator claimed that no different historian besides he and Kalhana (a twelfth century Kashmiri creator) has any details about her.
He went on to say that he’s “deeply aghast” that any individual like Kangana who’s “aware, knowledgeable, and apparently a nationalist” has accomplished such a factor.
“She has blatantly violated my sole rights. It is illegal and an absolute violation of the IPR and copyright laws of the same country that she swears by. I find it so brazen and hideous and I am still inclined to believe that Kangana has been misguided,” Ashish Kaul concluded.