Writer accuses Anurag of lifting his story for Bombay Talkies

Anurag Kashyap's short film which comprises of one segment in the upcoming compilation Bombay Talkies has run into trouble. Writer Nishant G. Ranjan claims that Kashyap's upcoming short film is apparently based on his work.

Nishant further claims that he had sent his story, revolving around a person who wanted to make Mr. Bachchan listen to the poems written on him, to Kashyap in 2011. However, since there was no reply form Anurag's side, Nishant forgot about it.

It was only on reading reports about Anurag's short film did Nishant realize the similarities between both the stories. On inquiring further, he figured that this was very much his own story, and he took up the case with the Film Writer's Association (FWA).
In earlier interviews, Anurag had claimed that the story for the short film was one of the first scripts he ever wrote. At that time it was called Hum Bhi Allahabad Se Hai.

In similar incident last week, writer- director Sudipto Chattopadhyay has accused Zoya Akhtar of lifting the story of his Bipasha Basu starrer Pankh for her segment of Bombay Talkies.

Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more

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