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'Judgementall Hai Kya' poster plagiarism row: Hungarian artist slams makers for copying her work

In one collage of the two pictures, she 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. Photograph:( Facebook )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 30, 2019, 01.14 PM (IST)

While Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao starrer ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’ continues to make good money at the box office, the makers find themselves in a new row after a European freelance artist accuses them of plagiarising her work. 

In one poster for the film, Kangana can be seen with a black cat while Rajkummar has a mouse hiding one part of their faces respectively. She shared her own sample she had made that looks identical to the Bollywood film’s poster. 

She criticised the makers for not taking her permission before copying her work. The artist Flora Borsi took to her Facebook to point out the plagiarism. 

She got support from netizens who asked her to tag the makers of the film seeking for a reply on the matter. Some even said that she should pursue a legal course of action. 

In one collage of the two pictures, she 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.."

Sharing Rajkummar Rao's tweet with the poster, she wrote, "Oh yeah, this image somehow reminds me of.. oh wait. looks like totally my work!"

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Meanwhile, one user wrote, "Dear @ektakapoorworld @KanganaTeam, it's a humble request to both of you check entire teams work. In your latest movie #judgementalhainkya doing good business, but its utter shame to steal another photographer's work without seeking her permission (sic)."

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Many Twitter users accused the entire Bollywood of being a copy of other film industries. "Someone please tell her that the entire Indian cinema is a copy in form or the other from somewhere somehow," wrote one user.

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Some users also bashed India and Hindi film industry, Bollywood for being a sham when Flora condemned the idea and further wrote that she didn’t think Bollywood had anything to do with it. Instead, it’s the creative director who should take responsibility for the act. She wrote, "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 a bad things people can’t blame the country where was born."