Boney Kapoor responds to the allegations against IIFA for Sridevi’s video
Late actress Sridevi was paid a heartfelt tribute at the IIFA Awards 2018, which was held last month in Bangkok. The clip of which went viral over the web, after a fan named Saba Arif accused the organisers of IIFA for lifting the video from her Youtube channel and trying to pass it as theirs. The video was played when the actress’ husband Boney was walking up to the stage to receive the Best Actress Award granted to Sridevi starrer ‘Mom’.
Responding to the allegations of Arif, Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor told PinkVilla, “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.”
Later when Saba came across the producer’s reply, she 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 acknowledgement. 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.”
Who do you think is correct in this matter, Saba or the organisers of IIFA?