As per the reports, copyright infringement was lodged by a filmmaker in the Metropolitan Magistrate Court against Deepika Padukone, director Meghna Gulzar and creators of the ‘Chhapaak’.
Rakesh Bharti alleged that the story of ‘Chhapaak ‘ was found on the script he wrote. He said he had decided to develop the script, with his wife which is based on a story of an acid attack victim in his lawsuit. In May 2015, the pair had even reported the movie’s name as “Black Day.”
Rakesh also claimed to have shared with Fox Star Studio, Ka Production and Mriga Films a copy of this script for this proposal, because these producers showed interest in making the film. But later, he found out that these filmmakers made their film on the same topic separately.