Scriptwriter rubbishes plagiarism slur, says Gulabo Sitabo her original work
KATHMANDU: The scriptwriter of Gulabo Sitabo Juhi Chaturvedi has claimed that the movie is her authentic work a day after the makers of the movie had been accused of plagiarism.
She has stated that her conscience is evident relating to this matter.
“My conscience is evident, and so are the info on this matter. Gulabo Sitabo is my authentic work and I’m happy with it. I shared the concept with the director (Shoojit Sircar) and lead actor (Amitabh Bachchan) of the movie in early 2017. I subsequently registered the idea word for the movie in May 2018,” IANS quoted Chaturvedi as saying.
Accusing Gulabo Sitabo makers of plagiarising the script, a police criticism had been filed on June 7 and a authorized discover been despatched to them.
Akira Agarwal, son of late author Rajeev Agarwal accused Chaturvedi of plagiarism. According to IANS it was claimed that Rajeev had submitted a narrative titled 16 Mohandas Lane in a contest ‘Cinestaan India’s Storyteller Script Contest’ the place Chaturvedi was a jury member.
Referring to the competition and her being a jury member, Chaturvedi stated, “I had no entry to the so-called infringed script at any cut-off date, as alleged. This truth has been independently confirmed by Cinestaan as properly.
Even the Screenwriters Association (SWA), who has checked out this dispute in May 2020, determined in my favour. I converse now to request the press and public to not be disillusioned by false accusations, that are for publicity solely. Acts of harassment, defamatory feedback, and leaking confidential notices by the accusers solely present their lack of religion in their very own case. I stand by my reality.”
On the plagiarism row, Anjum Rajabali, Jury Chairman, Cinestaan Script Contest, stated: “While it’s true that 16, Mohandas Lane was submitted to the primary version of the Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Script Contest of which Juhi Chaturvedi was one of many jury members, we need to make clear that she had completely no entry to this specific script.”
Ritika Soni, vice-president, Cinestaan Contest, asserted: “The script in query was not a part of the ultimate eight despatched to any of the opposite jury members, together with Juhi Chaturvedi at any level of time.”
Sircar’s comedy Gulabo Sitabo has Amitabh Bachchan as Mirza, landlord of an previous dilapidated haveli‘ within the coronary heart of Lucknow, named Fatima Mahal, whereas Ayushmann Khurrana performs is his shrewd tenant, Baankey.
It is ready for an OTT launch on June 12.