So, in a never-ending custom, Indian filmmakers are once again blamed for stealing story off some other movie. This time Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer action flick Saaho, took the fall, as a French Director Jerome Salle took to Twitter to advise its makers to at least cheat properly!
Not to mention the fact that despite being criticized largely, Saaho got a fairly huge opening at Box-Office. However, soon after the movie’s release, Twitterati pointed out the similarities between Saaho and a 2008 French film Largo Winch.
French Director further spiced up the matter with his Tweets.
I think I have a promising career in India. https://t.co/XAiERdgUCF
— Jérôme Salle (@Jerome_Salle) August 30, 2019
It seems this second "freemake" of Largo Winch is as bad as the first one. So please Telugu directors, if you steal my work, at least do it properly?
And as my "Indian career" tweet was of course ironic, I'm sorry but I'm not gonna be able to help. https://t.co/DWpQJ8Vyi0
— Jérôme Salle (@Jerome_Salle) September 1, 2019
He mocked the makers for not doing a neat job of stealing the script! Jerome, you beauty!
Interesting fact: This is not the first time Saaho makers are being accused of plagiarism. The film’s posters have allegedly been ‘copied’ from various sources, in the past, with the current being an artist Shilo Shiv’s work.
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Damn, the makers of Saaho were sure on a roll!
Anyway, we still haven’t heard from the directors on these allegations. Hope they have a fair, unplagiarized story to say in their defence. Pun Intended!
Remember in school, what our super cool teachers used to say to us in the examination hall?
“Nakal Ke Liye Bhi Akal Ki Zarurat Padti Hai!”
Guess Saaho makers didn’t have those ‘super cool’ teachers!