Woman inspired Toilet Ek Prem Katha wants film royalties. Already facing legal hurdles the makers of Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar and Anupam Kher starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha have failed to win over the toilet crusader in Madhya Pradesh, Anita Narre to sign an agreement ahead of the film release slated for August 11. Anita became a celebrity when she deserted her husband immediately after her marriage in 2011 as her in-laws didn’t have a toilet at their house at village Jeetudhana. She was later honoured with Sulabh International and given Rs 7 lakh. She was also honoured by President of India. The district administration got a pucca toilet constructed at her in-laws place. The film director Shree Narayan Singh and actress Bhumi Pednekar visited Anita at her village in Betul district a couple of days back. Singh handed over an agreement and a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to her. However, Anita and her husband Shivram Narre refused to sign the agreement and sought more time saying they didn’t know English. However, later talking to media persons Anita said she would sign the agreement only when she was assured of getting a royalty in the film earnings. A documentary filmmaker Praveen Vyas recently sent a legal notice to makers of the film claiming they violated the copyright act by copying the script of his documentary Manini.
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