Khan must pay deposit to secure Ra.One release

The Indian actor is currently embroiled in a copyright battle over the action movie after scriptwriter Yash Patnaik accused Khan and his production firm of stealing a concept he created.

Khan is expected to hand over the deposit to ensure the film’s release goes ahead next week (begs24Oct11), to coincide with the Diwali festival.

A court will then hear both sides of the argument at a future date.

Patnaik is demanding 10 per cent of the film’s profits, alleging he developed the idea for an Indian superhero in 2006 and shared his plan with Ra.One scriptwriter Mushtaq Sheikh.

Ra.One has already made history as the most expensive Bollywood production to date.