Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ has already grabbed everyone’s attention, courtesy the numerous controversies surrounding it. After the film’s trailer had released there was buzz stating that the the movie is similar to Praveen Vyas’ short film Manini and soon after that there was another allegation on the makers saying that film’s song Hans Math Pagli was lifted from a regional movie. Now, as if to add more insult to injury, the girl, Anita Narre, who has allegedly inspired Toilet:Ek Prem Katha has demanded royalties from the movie’s Box Office Collection. A Hindustan Times report indicates that Anita, ‘the advocate of public toilets; from Madhya Pradesh has declined on signing an agreement offered by the makers of the Akshay KumarBhumi Pednekar starrer movie.Also Read - PM Modi 'Tested' Thrice For Covid, Amit Shah Twice And Priyanka Chopra 6 Times in Bihar's Arwal

Apparently, director of the film, Shree Narayan Singh and Bhumi recently visited Anita and presented her an agreement along with a cheque of Rs 5 lakh. Initially, Anita asked for some time to consider the agreement as she didn’t know English. However, after a few days, Anita informed the media that she would only sign the papers if she was given an assurance that she would get some royalties from the movie’s collection. A Madhya Pradesh-based journalist, Sanjay Shukla, who was the first person to tell Anita’s story to the world in 2011, told Hindustan Times that the makers of the movie want Anita to sign the papers as they do not wish to get engulfed into any legal issues later on. Sanjay also told the leading daily that the agreement has distinctly stated that the film is based on Anita’s life. (ALSO READ: Shocking! Toilet – Ek Prem Katha Song Hans Math Pagli COPIED From A Regional Movie?) Also Read - Viral Video: Indonesian YouTuber Dances on Sooryavanshi Song Najaa, Akshay Kumar Loves It

The director, on the other hand, has blatantly denied these allegations, stating that they visited Anita to request her to do a cameo in the film along with other ladies, who had disregarded open defecation. Evidently, the director also contacted Anita and requested her to return the cheque and the agreement if she was not planning on signing it. Also Read - This Is How Twinkle Khanna-Akshay Kumar, Kajol-Ajay Devgn Split Their Bills, Deets Inside

Sandeep Shridhar, who is part of Toilet:Ek Prem Katha’s production team, denied that the agreement contained a clause stating that the film was based on Anita’s life. He said, “It’s a routine contract which is signed in Bollywood as filmmakers these days face a lot of legal hurdles in the way of release of their movies. We want Anita’s life and other such ladies’ life to feature at the end of the movie just as a value addition. The film is not based on Anita’s life as we didn’t know her when the film was conceptualised.” He further confirmed that the makers have demanded for the agreement and money to be returned should Anita decide against signing it. (ALSO READ: Is Akshay Kumar’s film Toilet – Ek Prem Katha in legal trouble?)

With yet another issue cropping up ahead of August 11, it would be interesting to see if the movie gets a smooth release. What do you think? Will it get one? Let us know in the comments section below.