Film actress Shweta Tiwari is making a comeback from the show Mere Dad Ki Dulhan soon, but the show is already in legal trouble before it arrives. Actress and Punjabi filmmaker Preeti Sapru has filed a case against the producers of this TV show, Tony and Dia Singh. She has claimed that her upcoming film Punjabi film Teri Meri Gal Ban Gaye ‘is also based on the same concept.
According to the Times of India report, Preity has also registered her story in IMPPA in 2017. Preeti’s lawyer Abhijeet Desai told about this, ‘My client registered his script with IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association) and in 2017 with the Screenwriters Association. Before we filed the lawsuit, when we raised the issue with IMPPA, the producers of the show were unable to provide any explanation and so we had to go to court for copyright infringement. We are expecting some interim relief before the show’s release date.
Diya told the Times of India about this issue being deliberately aired. She said that she might have registered the idea but we had come to it long ago and even we have seen the TV channel Discussed this as well. ‘We narrated the show to the channel in 2017 and we also have emails to prove it. We thought about the idea and shared it before Preity registered it.
In addition, there is a common misconception that copyright applies only after it has been registered, whereas the initiation of the work is sufficient. We do not know Preeti at all. We have a letter from the SWA stating that we were going to answer, but before we could answer, Preity went to court regarding this matter.