‘Devi’ starring Kajol, Shruti Haasan, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni, among others, released a few days ago online. The short film is written and directed by Priyanka Banerjee. The movie is about rape victims and their sufferings. It has been getting a lot of appreciation but Abhishek Rai, a student of Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida, has claimed that ‘Devi’ has been plagiarized from a student film ‘Four’. The movie was written, directed and edited by Rai and it shows the story of rape victims.
Abhishek Rai took to his Facebook handle and accused the makers of plagiarism. He wrote, “Of course our film was a student film, with very little production design, bad audio and stuff, but still it’s a child of our own imagination and it’s ruthless how anyone can just pick up a piece of thought and claim it to be theirs.”
He further wrote, “Now, I have not been contacted by large short films or the makers of the film regarding any kind of query. This saddens me and I’d want your support to be heard so we can take action against the makers and the platform.”
Read his full post here.
Talking about ‘Devi’, it has made people question on sexual harassment and abuse.
On plagiarism claims, the makers are yet to respond. Till then you guys stay tuned to our space for such updates.