Amitabh Bachchan has sent a legal notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas for using a poem by the megastar’s late father, poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, in a video, and asked him to give an account of the revenue generated from it.
Bachchan said the video, in which Vishwas is seen singing the poem, was a “copyright infringement” and should be removed from the popular video-sharing site, YouTube, within 24 hours.
this is a copyright infringement .. ! legal will take care of this— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 9, 2017
Bachchan’s lawyers have filed a copyright infringement suit against him claiming that the AAP leader’s recitation might lead the public into thinking it was his poem, reported India Today.
“Your unscrupulous and ignoble acts have caused wrongful loses to our client and wrongful gain to ourselves and further amount to unfair trading and unjust enrichment,” the legal notice said.
Here’s Kumar Vishwas’ recitation of ‘Nirman’.
Bachchan asked Vishwas to immediately delete the poem. Kumar Vishwas, in response tweeted saying that the video was a tribute and that he received appreciation from all quarters for the video. He also said he is sending Rs 32, which he earned from the YouTube video, to Amitabh Bachchan.
Rcvd appreciation frm all poet’s family but Notice frm you Sir.Deleting the Tribute video to Babuji.Sending earned Rs 32 as demanded.Pranam🙏 https://t.co/wzq22TZnzf— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) July 12, 2017
The video — with Bachchan’s poem Need ka Nirmaan Phir Phir – is part of his programme ‘Tarpan’, in which the AAP- leader-cum-poet pays tribute to noted Hindi poets.
An associate of Vishwas said Rs 32 was the revenue generated from advertisements on YouTube.
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