‘Manini’ short film maker sues Viacom 18 over ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’.

03 . Jul . 2017
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There’s fresh trouble for the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’. A Delhi based legal firm, Litmus Legal has sent Viacom 18 media a legal notice, alleging that the film is copied from ‘Manini’, a film by Varanasi based film-maker and theatre artist Praveen Vyas.

‘Manini’ is available on the PIB (Press Information Bureau) YouTube channel.  The video was published on the YouTube channel on October 19, 2016.  The video begins with a newly wed woman finding out that her marital home has no toilet and egging her in-laws to build one.

Surprisingly, the short film has a sequence that is part of the trailer of the Akshay Kumar starrer.  You can watch ‘Manini’ here: