Nationwide Award-winning filmmaker Sudhanshu Saria has alleged that producer Ekta Kapoor’s streaming platform ALTBalaji has plagiarised the poster of his movie Loev for its new show His Story.
The show, backed by Ding Leisure, is scheduled to start out streaming on ALTBalaji and ZEE5 Premium from 25 April. It stars Satyadeep Mishra, Priyamani Raj and Mrinal Dutt.
Saria, who bagged the Nationwide Award for greatest path final month for his function Knock Knock Knock, took to Twitter on Friday and shared the poster of his acclaimed 2015 same-sex romantic drama, which featured the movie’s two leads mendacity in an embrace.
The movie starred Dhruv Ganesh and Shiv Panditt.
The poster of His Story, shared by ALTBalaji on its social media pages, additionally confirmed their characters in a strikingly related place.
In a Twitter thread, Saria wrote he was upset on the makers for “blatantly” copying his poster.
“Why is that this business like this? Woke as much as discover that our painstakingly illustrated, authentic poster for @loevfilm has simply been blatantly ripped off by the geniuses at @altbalaji @ZEE5Premium for their show #HisStoryy.
“13 months of backwards and forwards and so many drafts by the wonderful minds at @TalkPigeonCo with oversight by @jahanbakshi and amazingly illustrated by artist @rohanpore simply ripped off with none decency,” the director stated.
Tagging the show’s solid together with Kapoor, Saria wrote, “in the event you did not know, now you do.”
The director additionally apologised on the microblogging website for failing to guard the work of his collaborators as he was one of the producers of Loev.
Saria wrote the tradition of copying an art work “should finish.”
“I’m glad they favored our poster; am glad they’re telling a queer story however why do that? What’s the want? We made our poster with no funds to talk of. Why have huge equipment like @altbalaji @ZEE5India if you cannot even provide you with your personal poster?”
Hours after Saria’s allegations, ALTBalaji spokesperson stated the workforce would by no means plagiarise any artist’s work and is presently trying into the matter.
“We at ALTBalaji maintain each artist’s illustration of work as paramount and can by no means deliberately choose up one other artist’s onerous work. We’ve got bought a number of artistic companions engaged on our show posters and are doing our due diligence on this,” the assertion learn.