Home Social Media Author accuses Bollywood Director of plagiarizing parts of his script in his upcoming movie starring Rani Mukherji

Author accuses Bollywood Director of plagiarizing parts of his script in his upcoming movie starring Rani Mukherji

Bollywood actor Rani Mukherjee announced her comeback to Bollywood with the new movie “Hichki”.  She had taken a break from the world of films after the birth of her daughter Adira, and is now back after a gap of over 3 years. While the trailer of the movie which focuses on Tourette’s Syndrome, has received rave reviews, it appears now it has found it self in a controversy over plagiarism.

Nishant Kaushik is an author and novelist, having written books such as “A Romance with Chaos” and “My Father is a hero”. After seeing the trailer of the movie, which is directed by Director Siddharth Malhotra, Kaushik took to twitter to vent his thoughts. In a series of tweets he alleged that the movie seemed to have similarities with a project he had worked on.

He claimed that director Malhotra had approached him in March 2015 for writing a story, based on a one-line brief. He claims that he worked on it for over a month, developing characters, motives, plotlines, and a story synopsis. He then emailed the material to Malhotra, and waited for a response.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

He did not get any communication, in spite of reminders and assumed that either the project had stalled or the work was not good enough. Now, on seeing the trailer, he claims that he found the storyline similar to his work. The protagonist had the same speech disorder and other nuances too, which he clarifies he cannot claim an exclusive right to, but are “undoubtedly similar” to the ones he portrayed.

He also put out screenshots of his email communications with Malhotra, and claimed that he had all the communication on record. He reiterated that he does not claim that the story of the movie is his, but feels cheated for not even having been acknowledged by the Director.

His full set of tweets:

Copies of emails etc as shared by Kaushik:

Even as the movie faces allegations from Kaushik, reports have also emerged that the trailer bears striking similarities to a 2008 English film ‘Front of the Class’ which was about a boy with Tourette’s syndrome who overcomes criticism to achieve his dream of becoming a teacher. That movie in turn is based on a true story of American motivational speaker, teacher, school administrator, and author Brad Cohen. Wonder when the truth of this story will come out.

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Don't Miss This: EVM Lies & The Truth

Opindia's dedicated collection of all the EVM hacking allegations, lies and truth

IIT graduate and an IAS officer explains in detail why EVMs can’t be ‘hacked’ or ‘tampered’ with

Bhavesh Mishra, IAS 2015 batch, B.Tech IIT Delhi, on Quora gave a detailed explanation regarding why EVMs cannot be 'hacked' or 'tampered' with.

‘Journalist sitting in a political party’s lap is calling others godi media’, Aaj Tak’s Rohit Sardana hits out at NDTV’s Ravish Kumar

Aaj Tak journalist Rohit Sardana said that earlier journalists used to decide ministry allocations.

Barkha Dutt expresses deep anguish over the fact that the mainstream media can no longer influence elections

Barkha said it doesn't make her happy that mainstream media cannot influence the voters to vote in a particular way anymore.

Meet Ashok Lavasa: A man surrounded by many controversies, going back to the CWG scam

Election commissioner Ashok Lavasa had kicked up a storm earlier after he alleged that he did not agree with the ECI decisions to clear PM Modi and Amit Shah of charges of violating the MCC

Here is what may have triggered Rajdeep Sardesai’s own colleague slamming him for being a pliant journalist

Anjana Om Kashyap, one of the Editors of Aaj Tak who conducted that interview interestingly took to Twitter today to castigate what appears to be her colleague, Rajdeep Sardesai.
Ravish Kumar has a mental breakdown as BJP set to form a government at centre, according to exit polls

NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar has a prolonged meltdown on his show after the Exit Polls predicted a landslide BJP victory

Most of the Exit Polls suggested that BJP may be well placed to form another government at the centre

Read this before you believe the ABP-Nielsen Exit Poll that gave NDA only 277 while others gave a thumping majority

While all other polls were giving a thumping majority to BJP and NDA, Nielsen chose to "customise" their survey and simply delete voter responses were overwhelmingly in favour of BJP.

The curious case of ‘Tricolour News Network’ and their Romanian owner Diana Biciin

It is curious that Aam Aadmi Party social media cell member shared a video of a dubious platform which was earlier used by Congress' Kapil Sibal
Shehla Rashid calls upon United Nations to resolve the EVM allegations

‘Why don’t we invoke the UN?’ Shehla Rashid takes EVM row to a new level as exit polls predict Modi’s victory

Shehla Rashid bemoaned about the lack of clarity and purpose among the opposition parties while levelling serious allegations of EVM fraud and rigging
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories

Latest articles

Connect with us

164,161FansLike
140,772FollowersFollow
64,118SubscribersSubscribe
Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: