Filmmaker Sudhanshu Saria claimed on Friday that the poster for Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming web series “His Storyy” had “ripped and stolen” the poster concept for his 2015 film “LOEV.”
“Why are people doing this? A reputable studio like @altbalaji and @ zee5 with all the money and resources in the world embarrassing amazing artists like @instasattu and @crimrinal to post artwork that is everything simply ripped off and stolen. The first image is the beautiful illustrated poster from our movie LOEV – painstakingly created over 13 months with so many drafts we have lost sight of. It was conceptualized in partnership with the amazing minds of Pigeon & Co @mouthofpigeon illustrated beautifully by @rohanpore under the supervision of @jahanbakshi Just a total labor of love, ”Saria wrote on Instagram.
Urging fans to focus on the comparison, he added, “Swipe right to see how he got ripped off by Balaji and Zee5. Absolutely stupid and unnecessary ax work done by their #HisStoryy show We are a small community of artists. Why can’t we rise up? Ask for help? I’m so glad they liked our poster. I am so happy that Balaji is telling a strange story. Why do this? @ektarkapoor @baljitsinghchaddha @suparnverma @ ritzbhatia2019 @thisishowweding @ shankar.Charu @rajivkumarofficial @ntnbhatia. Ashamed and angry. So disappointed with the pathetic state of intellectual property rights in our country. We really need to do better. Please spread the word. Share this post. Tag them and tell them that what they have done is not acceptable. As a producer, I apologize to my artists and my team for not being able to better protect their work. “
“His Story” stars Mrinal Dutt and Satyadeep Misra as part of a homosexual love story. “LOEV” was Saria’s first feature film as a director, starring Dhruv Ganesh and Shiv Panditt.
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