The Mumbai Police have lodged a complaint against stand-up comedian Vir Das, OTT Netflix and two other people on the charges of copyright rules violation following a complaint by a produceron Tuesday, an official said.
Well known theatre producer Ashvin Gidwani in his FIR said that in October 2010, his company signed a contract with the comedian Vir Das to produce a show.
In January 2020, when Ashvin Gidwani saw the promo of the new show of Vir Das on Netflix. The producer learned that some content had been copied from the previous show of 2010 with minimal changes. The official from Cuffe Parade police station said.
Based on Mr Gidwani’s FIR, a case was registered on November 4, 2022 against Vir Das, OTT Netflix and two other persons under relevant provisions of the Copyright Act. So far, no arrest has been made. An investigation is going on in the matter.
On Monday, right-wing group Hindu Jana Jagruti Samiti had approached the police in Bangalore for cancelling Vir Das’s show which is to be held in the coming days, alleging that it will hurt the religious sentiments and put India in bad light to the rest of the world.