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Mera Naseeb: Pakistani writer accused of plagiarism by Indian author

October 02, 2014

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Indian author Chitra B. Divakaruni is holding Samira Fazal responsible for basing the script of her Pakistani drama serial "Mera Naseeb" on her book, "Sister of My Heart."
Indian author Chitra B. Divakaruni is holding Samira Fazal responsible for basing the script of her Pakistani drama serial "Mera Naseeb" on her book, "Sister of My Heart."

Award winning script-writer, Samira Fazal is in hot waters as acclaimed Indian author, Chitra B. Divakaruni is holding her responsible for allegedly plagiarising the script of her Pakistani drama serial Mera Naseeb from Chitra's book, "Sister of My Heart".

Chitra tweeted about the alleged plagiarism, which was also pointed out by Indian TV producer Manish Goswami, who actually has the rights for making a serial on Chitra's book, Times of India reported.

"I should have been the first to tell that story on Indian television. This is nothing short of copyright infringement," raged Goswami.

Goswami also received a mail from Chitra's manager stating, "As the current rights holder, would you approach the producer first to tell them to cease and desist? I'll write in as well to support the fact that we have a license."

Goswami intends to take legal action, if necessary.

"We have to fight this out. I have informed the broadcasters in question that they should pull the show off-air," added Goswami.

Mera Naseeb was first aired on Hum TV on April 1, 2011. Writer Samira Fazal, has also won an award for the screenplay. The drama serial is currently being aired on India's Zindagi TV channel, which was launched a few months ago to give Indians the best Pakistani TV dramas on offer.