The Swantantrya Veer Savarkar biopic finds itself trapped in a never-ending web of controversies.
Following the backlash over the teaser’s comments on Mahatma Gandhi, the film once again grabs headlines due to an intense feud between actor-director Randeep Hooda and producers Anand Pandit of Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Sandeep Singh of Legend Studio.
In a surprising turn of events, Randeep Hooda takes to a trade website to assert that his banner, Randeep Hooda Films, is the sole proprietor of all the film’s intellectual property rights.
Sources reveal that legal notices have been served to Anand Pandit and Sandeep Singh as well.
When approached, Randeep Hooda’s legal consultant, Karan Halai of M/s Halai and Co, shares a statement depicting Hooda’s unwavering determination in writing, producing, directing, and completing the film based on Veer Savarkar. Despite facing countless challenges, both financial and personal, Hooda remains dedicated to honouring the true hero, Veer Savarkar.
The statement claims that Hooda has confronted numerous obstructions created by other entities attempting to disrupt the film’s production and infringe upon his legal rights. It also highlights the physical toll Hooda underwent, including unprecedented weight loss, to fittingly embody the character of Veer Savarkar and do justice to the role.
According to the statement, Randeep Hooda Films is the sole owner of all intellectual property rights, firmly standing on solid legal ground to ensure the timely release of the film, eagerly awaited by the public to experience the essence of one of our freedom struggle’s greatest heroes.
Furthermore, the report states that Randeep Hooda sent four notices to Anand Pandit and Sandeep Singh on different dates, indicating the escalating nature of the dispute.
As the Veer Savarkar biopic remains mired in legal turmoil, uncertainty shrouds the film’s fate, leaving the film fraternity and audiences in anticipation of its eventual resolution.