Shoojit Sircar's Varun Dhawan starrer accused of plagiarism
Shoojit Sircar directorial, October has been receiving rave reviews from critics as well as the audience ever since it released. However, a controversy has come in the way of this Varun Dhawan- Banita Sandhu starrer.
Marathi filmmaker Hemal Trivedi has claimed that the film is plagiarised from 2017 Marathi film titled Aarti - The Unknown Love Story, directed by Sarika Mene.
Hemal wrote on a Facebook post, "The filmmakers of October never acquired any rights to the Marathi film and they never contacted Sarika."
About this director, Sarika Mene said to the media, "I want the audience to watch both films and be impartial in their opinion. When I watched October, [I realised that] the emotions and characters portrayed are similar. Only a few things don't match."
The Marathi film is based on Sarika's brother Sunny Pawar's life and his girlfriend Aarti Makwana, who was paralysed in a car accident. It traces Sunny's journey who stands by her side till her last breath.
"How can a writer have imagined the exact events that had occurred in my brother's private life? I want to know where he [Sircar] got his film's idea from - sometimes he says it's inspired from his life, sometimes he says a newspaper article," Sarika added.
Meanwhile, a source from October's production house said, "The movie comes from a personal space for Shoojit whose mother was in a comatose state in 2004 and he had taken care of her."