I didn’t go to court for money: Kapoor

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Ruchika Kher ruchika. kher@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

On Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 23, film­maker Ab­hishek Kapoor’s long wait for jus­tice fi­nally came to an end. Around seven months back, the 44-yearold had filed a case in the Bom­bay High Court, de­mand­ing that he be given joint credit, with Pubali Chaud­hary, as the co-writer of the se­quel to Rock On!! (2008). Now, the court has ruled in his favour, and the film’s mak­ers — Farhan Akhtar’s pro­duc­tion com­pany — has con­sented to his de­mand.

“I feel vin­di­cated be­cause this has been go­ing on for a cou­ple of years now. I have strug­gled with this, and even­tu­ally, I had to go to the court to get my credit. But now that it’s done, I’m feel­ing great. I had full faith in the coun­try’s ju­di­cial sys­tem. I’m happy that they have given such an im­pec­ca­ble judge­ment. I’m also thank­ful to my lawyers who had faith in me, and who stood by me,” says Kapoor, who had di­rected Rock On!!.

The di­rec­tor says that when he was not given credit for co-writ­ing the film’s story, he was “heart­bro­ken”. “I just wanted to put my name on that, be­cause it is some­thing that I have cre­ated. They (the mak­ers) were try­ing to dis­credit me, de­mean me and strip me of my iden­tity. But this (the film) is my baby, and I had put my heart and soul into it,” he adds.

So, was he seek­ing any mone­tary com­pen­sa­tion as well? “I wasn’t look­ing for money. The film is my baby, and I wanted my name in there. That’s it,” he adds.


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