Shirish Kunder take your legal Notice back against the Nepalese filmmaker #KritiStoleBob

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Shirish Kunder take your legal Notice back against the Nepalese filmmaker #KritiStoleBob

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Bollywood filmmaker Shirish Kunder allegedly stole the plot and dialogues from a Nepalese Short Film "BOB" made by a young Nepalese filmmaker, Aneel Neupane. Kunder's high budget film "Kriti" features extremely popular Artist namely Manoj Bajpai, Radhika Apte and Neha Sharma.

There are unavoidable similarities between the two films, difference being that Kriti is a high budget film and while making BOB Aneel's team had a constrained budget of 32,000 INR. He says, "I’m angry not because Mr. Shirish Kunder practically stole the plot and made it into his film. I’m angry because We didn’t even have lunch money while shooting BOB, and a spot boy for Kriti probably made more money than BOB’s entire budget".

Watch Aneel's BOB here

Aneel had his film ready in October 2015, which he shared on Vimeo with his friends and uploaded on You tube on May 12, 2016. Kriti was released on June 23, 2016 which is way later.

This is not for the first time that a Bollywood filmmaker has stolen ideas from foreign films, but some give credit, some don't and some misuse their name and popularity to exploit struggling Artists. Shirish Kunder instead of apologizing and giving right credits to the struggling Filmaker, has sent a legal notice to Aneel and demanded that he tender an "unconditional written apology", refrain from making any oral or written comments on Kriti, take down BOB from the internet immediately and refrain from publishing the same or any part thereof on any other medium.

Hence, we hereby request everyone who loves good authentic cinema to join hands and help Aneel fight for justice. We also ask Indian Judiciary and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to look into the matter and make sure that Shirish Kunder takes his legal notice back and give him the right credit in his movie Kriti.

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