Author Barbara Taylor Bradford has won an injunction from India’s Supreme Court to halt the screening of the country’s most expensive miniseries, which she claims is based on her blockbuster “A Woman of Substance.”
The second episode of the $6.2 million “Karishma — The Miracle of Destiny” was due to air Tuesday on Sahara TV.
The mini, toplining Bollywood star Karishma Kapoor, preemed Monday after two judges lifted a lower court’s ruling blocking the show.
It was written by noted Hindi-lingo scribe Sachim Bhowmick and produced by Mumbai-based Akashdeep, which claims the mini is “inspired” by Taylor Bradford’s novel.
The U.K.-born author accused Indian producers of “blatantly” using her work and said she had received no payment.
“Where I come from in the north of England, they have got a much simpler word applied to this: ‘stealing,”‘ she said in London on Tuesday. “They are stealing my ideas, my imagination, my hard work and my ability as a writer.”