A local court on Tuesday asked the police to register an FIR against six persons including item girl Rakhi Sawant, actor Ravi Kishan and a top official of a leading channel for allegedly stealing the concept of a marriage-based TV reality show from a private portal.
Judicial magistrate No 27 Shilpa Sameer directed the Karni Nagar police station in the city to register an FIR against the six including Sawant for alleged breach of copyright by lifting the concept of Swayamvar from the portal of a Pink City-based ‘struggling’ writer Gaurav Tiwari.
Besides Sawant and Kishan, the FIR is to be lodged against managing director of the TV channel, Gaurav Gandhi, the executive director of the show ‘Rakhee Ka Swayamvar’ and two others for their participation in the programme.
In his complaint filed under section 156 (3) of the CrPC, Tiwari alleged that his concept of marriages through swayamvar was his intellectual property and copyrighted in the year 2008 itself but the TV channel had stolen the idea and concept from his portal Swayamvar.com and started the show.
The court directed the police to register an FIR in connection with the complaint and investigate it.