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A veteran writer points out uncanny similarities between his novel and Guzaarish
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; November 6, 2010)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali (SLB) is in the middle of a plagiarism row. According to veteran writer/director Dayanand Raajan, his unpublished novel Summer Snow has been ripped off, almost in totality, by the makers of Guzaarish. Raajan has dashed off a legal notice to the producers, UTV and SLB asking them for an explanation on how their film has so many similarities with his novel. A seven-days notice period has been given to the allegedly accused failing which Dayanand will move court to get a stay order on the release on the movie.
“Guzaarish has many similarities with my novel. It’s shocking that the main plot, the love story, the hero being wheel chair bound due to accident and even the mercy killing are the same as in Sanjay’s movie. I had shown my novel to some people in the industry but I have no idea who leaked it to the writer of the film,” Dayanand told BT.
There are many uncanny similarities that the writer unearthed between his novel and Guzaarish that made him suspect plagiarism. According to him, both the scripts are positioned as love stories with mercy killing as a key point. Goa is a backdrop in both as is the religion, Christianity. Like in the book, in the movie, too, the hero is a famous public figure except that while Hrithik is a magician in SLB’s movie, in Summer Snow, the man is a More >
Controversy queen Rakhi Sawant is about to take her love for Christianity to another level altogether. She is turning television producer with a show based on the the Bible for a channel that she calls her maika (mother’s home). The serial is tentatively titled, The Holy Bible. And hold your breath. Rakhi will play Mother Mary in the show.
Confirming the news, Rakhi says, “I’ll start my own television production with The Holy Bible. I want it to be as comprehensive as shows that are based on the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Jesus Christ has changed my life and I want to spread his message.”
While Rakhi is casting herself as Jesus’s mother Mary, she already has a wish list of actors who she would want to play Jesus. “Mother Mary has always been my idol. Ideally, I want Salman or Hrithik to play Jesus. But they won’t do it. Kunal Kapoor has the intensity to play Jesus. If I don’t get any of them, I’ll cast a newcomer. I want this serial to give me the respectability and sanctity that I crave. Whatever I do in life now is in the name of Jesus. The day I embraced Jesus, I swore to never harm anyone,” says Rakhi.
Currently, Rakhi is busy with the research work for the forthcoming show. She plans to launch her production house along with the serial More >