On Monday, European artist accused the makers of Judgementall Hai Kya for plagiarising her work without her permission. The Photographer took to Facebook to share a collage of her original photograph alongside one of Judgementall Hai Kya’s posters featuring Kangana Ranaut. The two photos are almost identical.
Flóra Borsi 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 plagarising freelance artists work..”
Take a look at the photos here:
Any similarities? It’s a famous bollywood movie poster called “Judgementall Hai Kya”. They didn’t ask for any...Posted by Flóra Borsi on Monday, July 29, 2019
She even took to Twitter to call out the makers of Judgementall Hai Kya. She wrote, “oh yeah, this image somehow reminds me of.. oh wait. looks like totally my work!”
oh yeah, this image somehow reminds me of.. oh wait. looks like totally my work! ???? https://t.co/6XhiK317Re— Flora Borsi (@FloraBorsi) July 29, 2019
Naturally, netizens began commenting and showing their support for her situation. Many suggested that the Photographer opt for the legal option in this situation. One netizen commented, “Honestly, India copies every single thing from everyone without giving the original creator any credit. Sue their asses.”
Others expressed their distaste for Bollywood and it’s habit of copying without giving credits. One user wrote:
“Members of a huge industry like Bollywood resorting to copying and a really poor attempt at that (yours is much nicer) is pathetic. You should tag them on twitter and you should really consider sueing them! Also this is not the first time they've shamelessly copied others. Of what I know, they've copied an Indonesian song (Tak Bisakah), a Korean song and various Hollywood movies. Unfortunately Hindi cinema (i.e. Bollywood) is an uncreative industry with mostly subpar movies and subpar acting. Don't let it pass. If not for yourself, bring attention to this for other artists that this may happen to in the future. It's not fair.”
Howeever, Flóra Borsi was quick to clarify that it was unfair “to express hatred toward a nation or a country.”
She wrote, “Thank you so much guys for supporting me but I don’t want anybody to express hatred toward a nation or a country. It’s all about a big industry vs artists.”
She also added 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. “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,” commented Flora.
Flóra Borsi is a digital artist from Hungary, Europe. She specialises in digital art and photography. She has had exhibitions across Europe, Asia and North America.
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