Days after actress Lisa Ray accused the makers of Saaho in plagiarism, the 2008 director of the French thriller Largo Winch claims the new movie Prabhas is a copy of it. Jerome Salle learned about the similarities between his movie and Saaho after several Twitter users tagged him in posts highlighting the similarity. In a tweet, Mr. Salle called Saaho "Largo Winch's second freak " and called it "as bad as the first". Last year, Jerome Saleh accused Pawan Kalyan's Agnyaathavaasi of plagiarism of Largo Winch (more on that later). The creators of Saaho are yet to respond to the allegations.
In a tweet posted on September 1
Check out Jerome Salle's latest tweet:
Looks like this second Largo freak Winch is as bad as the first one, so please, Telugu directors, if you steal my job, at least do it right?
And since my "Indian Career" tweet was, of course, ironic, I'm sorry. but I won't be able to help. https://t.co/DWpQJ8Vyi0 records19459009: 11 – Jerome Sale (@Jerome_Salle) September 1, 2019
And, here's what you said "Their promising career in India":
I think they have a promising career in India https://t.co/XAiERdgUCF records19459009Sense – Jerome Salle (@Jerome_Salle) August 30, 2019
Now, look by Saaho and by Largo Winch here:
copying Largo Winch in his movie Agniatavaas . Then Jerome Salle said, "Indian cinema has all the talent and creativity you need to avoid plagiarism. And the silence from the #Agnathavaasi team is a deafening week. So let's take action now. #LegalNotice." In a series of tweets, he accused the creators of Agnyaathavaasi of maintaining stunned silence on the matter.
– Jerome Salle (@Jerome_Salle) January 18, 2018
What's going on? Https: //t.co/Xqnhh1H6pP
– Jérome Salle (@Jerome_Salle) November 18, 2018
Screening at #LeBrady tonight. Great atmosphere thanks to the audience. I could have loved the movie, but unfortunately the story was too familiar. #LargoWinch #Agnyaathavaasi pic.twitter.com/RwFWAyeUPz
– Jérome Salle (@Jerome_Salle) January 9, 2018
I'm afraid of settling with T-is enough. It's not just India. The movie #Agnyaathavaasi is released worldwide yesterday. https://t.co/FUXkNSZ2fO records19459009 photos – Jerome Sale (@Jerome_Salle) January 10, 2018
Earlier, Lisa Ray also accused the makers of Saaho of plagiarism of the contemporary artist Shilo Shiv Suleman's artwork for the movie song poster of Baby Won't You Tell Me . She also claims that the creators did not ask the creator for her "permission or offer her credit." Calling the creators on an Instagram post, Lisa Ray wrote, "What is creativity? What is art? Where does it come from? It emerged that a big budget movie production had ripped off one of Shiloh's original creations. It's not so" inspiration, but a clear theft. In no world is this acceptable. "
What is creativity? What is art? Where does it come from? We feel what it is not. It does not derive from your social status. Neither the title of your work nor your appearance. Creativity and its sister Art reach us from the sweet spot to the universe – the soul you could say. But I know the artist is the channel for that. Let me tell you how difficult it is to have something original or authentic. I personally worked for years on my book, suppressed my doubts, and noise from the others and did not appear until I almost canceled oh moving through dark spaces of insecurity or hitting creative walls, I would focus on the work @shiloshivsuleman puts out in the world and share in my Instagram handle for inspiration.I can recognize when an artist works honestly and deeply, blood, sacrifice , unceasingly, stretches itself in the direction of emotional courage to produce work that engenders those emotions that we all seek in our daily lives, so that you feel inspired. To feel alive. Therefore, when something dishonest happens, we have to stand up and talk. Keep a mirror on these manufacturers to make them realize that this is NOT the right thing to do. It has come to light that a big budget film production has taken away one of Shiloh's original creations. This is NOT an inspiration but a screaming theft. Is this not acceptable in any world. The production did not contact the creator, did not ask for permission, nor offered to cooperate or offer credit. Nothing. This is not right. I believed that the Hindi film industry was necessarily evolving along with the theft of storylines and violent plagiarism, but the Shahoo producers apparently did not get the memorial for the art. Here's the thing – Creators are worthy of worship. What they produce is more durable and expensive, so of all the other "things" we accumulate that can be taken away. Let us make these manufacturers responsible for their infuriating and dishonest actions. How would you feel if a thief sneaks into your home and takes away your most valuable possessions? Your heart. Your soul. And your livelihood. Image by @dietsabya
Written and directed by Sujeeth, Saaho also has Chunky Panday, Mandira Bedi, Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mahesh Majrekar and Arun Vijay. Released in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil on August 29th, to almost universally horrible reviews, but it is racking up crores in the box office, perhaps due to the fact of Prabhu – Saaho is the first Prabhu film after the mega-blockbuster double Baahubali .
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