Boney Kapoor who was spotted at the Justin Bieber concert yesterday with wife Sridevi and his kids Khushi and Jhanvi told the media that he was finally all set to roll the sequel of Wanted with the lead man of course, Salman Khan. Boney had to fight against a plagiarism and copyright infringement case for seven long years before the court announced the verdict in his favour. For those who don’t know, Birbal Singh Rana, a local writer and filmmaker had alleged in the court of law that Boney had lifted the story without giving credit to him. Rana demanded a hefty sum of Rs 75 crores for out of court settlement. But now, it has been proven otherwise and Boney has heaved a sigh of relief. Also Read - Salman Khan to Stay in Bio Bubble as a Precaution While Shooting For Antim, Bigg Boss 14
Talking to Mumbai Mirror about the issue he said, “This kind of extortion is becoming a practice by miscreants who target high-profile celebrities. There is no copyright violation of the idea, subject matter, theme, plot or historical or legendary facts. The applicant (Boney and Co.) are innocent and have not committed the present offence,” He stated further, “I have legally bought the rights to and remade 16 films. In the case of Wanted, I not only bought the rights from Prabhudheva who had directed the Tamil version, and eventually the Hindi remake, but also from Puri Jagannadh, who was the original creator and producer of the 2006-Telugu film, Pokiri. I was shocked when I got the first summons, more so when the lower court in Meerut accused us of copyright infringement without proper verification of the script. The petitioner then started harassing and blackmailing us, trying to extort money for no fault of ours.” ALSO READ: Iulia Vantur and Salman Khan to romance each other in Dabangg 3? Also Read - Bigg Boss 14: Jasmin Bhasin Opens Up on Her Parent's Reaction To Aly Goni, Says 'They Have Been Misunderstood'
Now gladly, all this is behind him and he is all pepped up to start afresh after rolling in Wanted 2 and yes, he won’t settle in for anyone less than Salman Khan for the role. He added, “, “No way! I would never let a case like this hinder the sequel. I will roll with Wanted 2 whenever I have the right script for the film. It is very difficult to imagine Wanted 2 without Salman,” Also Read - Abhinav Shukla Fumes With Anger at Salman Khan Over Rubina Dilaik’s Behaviour, Says 'Uska Khamiyaza Main Bhugtu'
Meanwhile, his daughter Jhanvi is getting ready for her big ticket Bollywood debut with Karan Johar.