French director accuses Saaho makers of copying his film
Saaho, starring Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhas received great applause on and beyond the box office. However, many fans had started tweeting about the similarity the movie carries to the French film Largo Winch, to which the movie's director Jerome Salle has responded with great sarcasm. In his recent tweet, he has told the makers, ‘if you steal my work, at least do it properly?’
It seems this second "freemake" of Largo Winch is as bad as the first one. So please Telugu directors, if you steal my work, at least do it properly?— Jérôme Salle (@Jerome_Salle) September 1, 2019
And as my "Indian career" tweet was of course ironic, I'm sorry but I'm not gonna be able to help. https://t.co/DWpQJ8Vyi0
This is not the first accusation the movie has faced since its release. The makers were recently called out by Bengaluru-based artist Shilo Shiv Suleman in an Instagram post, accusing them of copying her artwork from her 2017 installations at the Burning Man Art Festival. The artist claimed that the backdrop used in the song Baby Won’t You Tell Me is an exact replica of her work.
Where does inspiration come from? What (sacred) wells do we drink from when we create from an original and authentic space? This week people from across the world gather back together in that dust @burningman and I am reminded of how much of my creation comes from my (beating) heart. Pulse and bloom is a biofeedback installation that reacts to people’s heartbeats, and it came to exist because of a series of personal relationships. It was born from love (like me). We had support from @burningman but we also pulled out of our own pockets to make it manifest. I left my home for the first time, moved to another country, went out into that desert. It cost me a heart. It was a gift, and a sacrifice for all of us involved, and changed the paths of all our lifelines. I’m quite certain it was intended for me to create this installation. I’m certain that the sand storms, the dust, the rose-pink clouds, the thunderstorms gathered around it intentionally, for me. What happens when that story gets taken without your permission? I am known by my creation. #pulseandbloom @rd108 @sabarani @lukeiseman @heatheraminastewart @samuelclay with a team of hearts @_gracenotes @jugularbean @vivek_chockalingam @brittanyjanis @_zenrabbit @mattmedved and more. Burningman 2014