As if the terrible reviews for Sahoo weren’t enough, the Prabhas-starrer has also courted controversy on the grounds of its plagiarism right on its release day — Friday.
Actress Lisa Ray has accused Saaho’s filmmakers of plagiarising contemporary artist Shilo Shiv Suleman’s art work in the romantic number, Baby Won’t You Tell Me (shot on Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor), in the film.
In a long post on her Facebook page, the actress shared the pictures of the original art work and that of Saaho, and wrote, “What is creativity? What is art? Where does it come from? We know what it is not. It’s not your social status. It’s not your job title. It’s not your appearance. It’s not even the image you see in the mirror. Creativity and its sister Art reach us from the sweet spot of the universe- the soul you might say — through mystery. But I do know that the creator- artist is the channel for it. Let me tell you how hard it is to create- anything- original or authentic. I personally labored for years over my book, quelled the doubts and noise from others and didn’t emerge until I had almost undone myself (sic).”
The 47-year-old actress also alleged, “The production did not contact the creator, ask her permission nor offer to collaborate or offer a credit. Nothing. This is not right (sic).”...