This is so not surprising. Someone else trying to ride the gravy train.
Nakul Singh Nepali, son of Gopal Singh Nepali, has filed a suit at the Bombay High Court against the makers of Slumdog Millionaire, saying that they wrongly credited poet Surdas for writing the song Darshan Do Ghanashyam.
According to the suit, Nepali says his father, a poet, wrote the song and that the filmmakers – Danny Boyle and Celador Films Ltd – have caused loss of reputation to his father and violated the author’s rights.
Nepali has claimed Rs 5 crore ($1million euro) as damages, with added interest at 21 per cent per annum from the date of filing the suit. He has also sought to have the filmmakers prohibited from presenting in any form the portion of the movie that says that Surdas is the author of the song.