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April 19, 2013
Director Sudipto Chattopadhyay threatens to take legal action against Zoya Akhtar for lifting his story from 2010 movie Pankh for upcoming film Bombay Talkies, reports Mumbai Mirror. Pankh, is about sexual identity crisis of a boy who grew up acting as girls in films. The film starred Bipasha Basu, Lilette Dubey, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ronit Roy, Sanjeeda Sheikh and others.

The director told the daily: "My film revolved around the confused sexual identity of the boy and how he liked to dress up as a girl and got constantly rebuked for doing so. Bipasha essayed the role of a fairy the boy confided to in fact it was an extension of the boy’s own self. If you look at the trailer of Zoya Akhtar's film, this is exactly what is shown there. Every bit of that storyline is same. Katrina Kaif is playing the role of the fairy. My film is out there for everybody to see. How can somebody pinch my idea like that?”

Mumbai Mirror asked Zoya Akhtar about the same to which she replied: "I have not pinched my film from anybody else's film. The story idea is entirely mine. I have not seen Pankh but my film is not inspired by any film let alone be a copy of one".

Zoya Akhtar's film in Bombay Talkies stars Ranvir Shorey, Katrina Kaif and a little kid. It's about the kid who is obsessed with Katrina Kaif and dances to her songs all the time. Apparently, the short film sees Kaif playing herself, as a stylish diva.


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Have we seen Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan - two of the greatest entertainers of our time - together on-screen? The duo is reportedly set to feature in the theme song for Bombay Talkies, the film that celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema.

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