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Knock Out makers ordered to share screenplay with Fox

Written by: Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama
Published: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 9:53 [IST]

The Sanjay Dutt, Irrfan Khan and Kangana Ranaut starrer Knock Out has landed at a trouble just a few days before its release. The Mani Shankar directed film is facing plagiarism allegations from a reputed Hollywood studio.

The 20th Century Fox moved the Bombay High Court alleging a copyright infringement and seeking an injunction on the release of Sohail Maklai's Knock Out. The basis for this petition being that the film Knock Out is a blatant copy of their Hollywood film Phone Booth starring Colin Farrell. What's interesting to know is that both films show the protagonist taking a victim hostage within a phone booth and forcing him to reveal certain dark secrets.

Day before yesterday, the High Court directed Sohail Maklai Entertainment Private Limited (SMEPL), producer of Knock Out, to give Fox Studios a copy of their screenplay and adjourned the case till Oct 13.

We can just wait and watch if the film will release on its scheduled date, October 15.

Topics: knock out, mani shankar, sohail maklai, kangana ranaut, sanjay dutt, irrfan khan
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