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Published On: October 21, 2019 02:44 PM NPT By: Republica

Bhadragol’s Jigri and Pade accused of character plagiarism

Bhadragol’s Jigri and Pade accused of character plagiarism

The disagreement between Nepali comedy serials ‘Bhadragol’ and ‘Sakkigoni’ which air in Nepal Television went to police on Sunday. Som Dhital, the executive director of Media Hub has filed a complaint against Kumar Kattel ‘Jigre’ and Arjun Ghimire ‘Pade’ for copying names of character from ‘Bhadragol’ at Metropolitan Police Crime Range, Teku.

Deputy Superintendent of Police at Metropolitan Police Crime Range, Homendra Bogati, told My City that the actors of ‘Sakkigoni’ have produced the series by using the name of the same characters without permission from ‘Bhadragol’ team.

“We have started the investigation after the complaint, and have called both parties for further discussion on Friday,” Bogati added.

According to Som Dhital, the TV series ‘Sakkigoni’ has used the name of characters of ‘Bhadragol’ such as Jigri, Pade and Bale Cockroach without their permission. However, Kumar Kattel—the actor of ‘Sakkigoni’ has denied the allegation and said that the production company does not have the copyright of characters and actors.

“We have the copyright of these characters since we wrote the script for ‘Bhadragol’. Hence, we used the name of the characters in a new TV show after ending our contract with Media Hub,” Kattel said.

He submitted the agreement paper of ‘Bhadragol’ on Sunday, after the inquiry from Metropolitan Police Crime Range, Teku.

According to ‘Sakkigoni’ team, as they ended the contract with Media Hub for ‘Bhadragol’, they produced a new TV shows ‘Sakkigoni’ via JPT Creation’. They did so because they were not receiving their wages from Media Hub for creating the content of ‘Bhadragol’.

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