kriti short movie directed by Shirish Kunder husband of Farah Khan has become viral all over India. The short movie was watched by more than a million people with in a day. However the short movie has been taken down by YouTube now because of the copyright claims by an young filmmaker Aneel Neupane from Nepal. His acquisition is that his short film BOB has the same plot and same scenes. He wrote on his Facebook page that.
In today’s Movie Industry, so many Nepali films are being made that are “inspired” from Bollywood. It feels like most Nepali Filmmakers just sit and watch of a couple Bollywood movies and mix the plot together to make one crappy Nepali film. And my film was able to inspire A-Class Bollywood actors and filmmakers. I think that’s a win for Nepal. It’s nice to know that a smalltime rookie filmmaker from Nepal was able to inspire Big Time director and actors in Bollywood.
Now, honestly, I’m clueless as to what I have to do next. If I take the fight to them, I don’t think I’m equipped financially or otherwise. It would just be a tiny voice screaming from far away for them. And a lot of people told me that they will just get away with it as they have by ripping off of numerous other films from all over the world.
It would be nice if you guys would help report the video on youtube. :)
Read his full post,
Shirish Responded to this by sending an legal notice to Aneel by claiming that the shortfilm was not copied and was uploaded way before BOB was uploaded to YOUTube.