Boney Kapoor responds to plagiarism issue over Sridevi’s IIFA tribute video, says all the clips belong to him
At the recently held IIFA 2018, a tribute video to late actress Sridevi was shown but it turns out that the video used was plagiarised from a fan-made video.
Reportedly created by a fan named Saba Arif for her YouTube channel, the video has now become a topic of controversy on the internet. While Saba has demanded acknowledgment for her work, it turns out that Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor is not ready to give her the credit.
The producer has reportedly responded to Saba’s claim saying that she owns no right to use the videos.
While talking to a news daily, Boney said, “Almost all of the clips in the video are owned by me or Yash Raj Films, thus, giving us the right to use them as we like. The video was approved by me for IIFA, after a discussion with YRF, and I’d like to know what gives her (Saba Arif) the right to claim it as her own. If she has a problem with the video, she should reach out to me rather than just make such accusations.”
Upon learning about what Boney has said, Saba has said, “Sure, the clips are his to own. But I put my heart and soul into this video — it took me three days to make it. They didn’t change the sequences of the clips or the song(s), and the fact that I had put all that together makes the concept my intellectual property. This was never about the same clips being used, but about my hard work being taken for such a show without any acknowledgment. It is still my video, and I’d like to be acknowledged for the same. I’m just surprised by this reaction to my post.”