Two of the most famous personalities of the Telugu film industry, Abhishek Aggarwal and Jagdeesh Daneti, have been having a heated argument over the rights of late former president APJ Abdul Kalam's biopic. The rights have been reserved with Abhishek Agarwal’s banner since May. The banner also tweeted about taking strict action in case of a violation.
On February 9, 2020, Information and Broadcast minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted a picture where he released the first look of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s biopic. He also mentioned in the tweet how the film is expected to be a collaboration between Hollywood and Tollywood. He had also talked about the film's release date.
Released the first look of the biopic of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam in New Delhi today. A joint venture of #Hollywood and #Tollywood, the feature film made on the iconic People’s President of India, will be released by end of this year. pic.twitter.com/KBjrxjC1lQ— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) February 9, 2020
The tweet has sparked an online tiff as the rights to the former president’s biopic was already reserved by Tollywood filmmaker Abhishek Agarwal's banner. Responding to the tweet related to the biopic, the official Twitter handle of Abhishek Agarwal Arts posted about owning all official rights to films, documentaries, and posters related to Dr. Kalam’s life. They also wrote that any references to such information and acts without permission will be dealt with as per law. Have a look at the tweet here.
As part of our next project,Biopic of #DrAbdulKalam ji, we now own all necessary/official rights of Films, Documentaries,Posters related to Dr.Kalam life in any language— Abhishek Agarwal Arts (@AAArtsOfficial) February 10, 2020
So,taking References of any such information & acts without permission would be strictly dealt as per the law pic.twitter.com/aGBPgTWtgi
Jagdeesh Daneti told a leading daily that he does not understand the concept of rights as Dr. Kalam was an inspiring personality and anyone can make a film on him. On the other hand, the same daily also had a word with Abhishek Agarwal who said that the official tweet stating that the banner owns the rights in all languages is enough. The statement was made in reference to the tweet which was earlier put up by Abdul Kalam foundation.
Happy to share that @AbhishekOfficl of @AAArtsOfficl have taken official rights for making a biopic of @APJAbdulKalam. Others, who are making a film or documentary on any language or releasing a poster related to Dr Kalam's life will be strictly dealt as per the law.— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (@APJAbdulKalam) February 12, 2020
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