Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Sportsman to sue makers of 'Barfi!'?

A Kashmiri sportsman has threatened to sue the makers of 'Barfi!' for allegedly portraying him in a negative light without his consent.


Sportsman to sue makers of 'Barfi!'? (© Varinder Chawla)

The film, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, is India's official entry at the Oscars next year. It has been directed by Anurag Basu.

Majid Youusf Dar, a sports manager and son of Kashmir's football star Mohammad Yousuf, was apparently shown among the bank robbers in the movie.

"My client (Majid Youusf Dar) has been portrayed as a bank robber in the movie without his consent," Dar's lawyer Abid Banday said, adding they were planning to send a legal notice to the producers.

"He is not an ordinary person... he is a sports icon of the valley," the lawyer said.

Director Basu has already been criticised for allegedly copying scenes from other Hollywood movies in the film.

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