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Writer accuses Anurag of lifting his story for Bombay Talkies

29 April 2013 8:04 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Anurag Kashyap's short film which comprises of one segment in the upcoming compilation Bombay Talkies has run into trouble. Writer Nishant G. Ranjan claims that Kashyap's upcoming short film is apparently based on his work.

Nishant further claims that he had sent his story, revolving around a person who wanted to make Mr. Bachchan listen to the poems written on him, to Kashyap in 2011. However, since there was no reply form Anurag's side, Nishant forgot about it.

It was only on reading reports about Anurag's short film did Nishant realize the similarities between both the stories. On inquiring further, he figured that this was very much his own story, and he took up the case with the Film Writer's Association (Fwa).

In earlier interviews, Anurag had claimed that the story for the short film was one of the first scripts he ever wrote. At that time it was »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Pankh director to take legal action against Zoya

19 April 2013 9:22 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Back in 2010, Pankh, featuring Bipasha Basu, Lilette Dubey, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ronit Roy, Sanjeeda Sheikh and newcomers Maradona Rebello and Amit Purohit, hit theatre screens across India. The film sunk without a trace, however, the writer- director Sudipto Chattopadhyay made several rounds of various film festivals with the film. Now, three years later, we hear that Sudipto is planning to take legal action against Zoya Akhtar for apparently lifting his film for her story in Bombay Talkies.

Apparently, after watching the trailer of Zoya's feature and learning about the storyline, Sudipto felt that Zoya has lifted the central idea of his film, for her upcoming Bombay Talkies. Further reiterating he says that Zoya's film is exactly what was shown in his, with almost every bit of the story line being similar. If that wasn't enough, Sudipto further claims that certain scenes have been blatantly lifted from his film without giving him credit. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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