Ekta Kapoor's Judgementall Hai Kya, co-starring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao, released this Friday and received positive reviews from both the audience as well as critics. The movie is a psychological dark comedy thriller that promises to keep the element of surprise alive till the end.
From its release date to its title, Judgementall Hai Kya has been neck-deep in controversies ever since the launch of its trailer. The movie has finally hit the box office but the controversies around the Kangana Ranaut-starrer are far from over.
Recently, a European artist accused the makers of Judgementall Hai Kya for plagiarising her work without taking her permission. Flóra Borsi, the photographer, took to Facebook to point out the uncanny similarity between her work and one of the film's posters. Posting a collage of the two pictures, Flóra wrote, "Any similarities? It’s a famous Bollywood movie poster called Judgementall Hai Kya. They didn’t ask for any permission nor reached me out. It’s a shame for big companies plagiarising freelance artists work..😕"
Flóra specialises in digital art and photography and has had exhibitions across Europe, Asia and North America.
An angry Flóra Borsi also took to Twitter to express her disappointment: "this movie poster plagarised my art! Could someone explain what’s happening, please? This is not right. #JudgementallHaiKya @balajimotionpic @sheenagola ??"
When Rajkumar Rao shared the movie's poster and prompted his fans to watch the movie, the photographer shared his tweet and wrote, "oh yeah, this image somehow reminds me of.. oh wait. looks like totally my work! 😕😕😕😕"
oh yeah, this image somehow reminds me of.. oh wait. looks like totally my work! 😕😕😕😕 https://t.co/6XhiK317Re— Flora Borsi (@FloraBorsi) July 29, 2019
A lot of Netizens are supporting the European artist. They called out the makers of Judgementall Hai Kya and asked them to give proper credits to Flóra. One of the users wrote, "Someone please tell her that the entire Indian cinema is a copy in one form or the other from somewhere somehow."
Some netizens who stood in support of Flóra also condemned the Indian film industry. But the artist quickly replied and wrote, "Thank you so much guys for supporting me but I don’t want anybody to express hatred toward a nation or a country. It’s all about a big industry vs artists. Bollywood has nothing to do with this. It’s all about the art department and the creative director. Their responsibility is the feedback, which brings negativity in the big picture, which is Bollywood. When someone does bad things people can’t blame the country where was born."
Meanwhile, Judgementall Hai Kya, is on a decent run at the box office in India. The Prakash Kovelamudi-directed film, which hit the screens on July 26, has been praised by critics for its non-run-of-the-mill story and the performances of the lead actors, Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao.
Directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, the film is produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Shailesh R. Singh. The makers of the film are yet to react to the allegations of plagiarism.
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