Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta has lashed out at Talaash director Reema Kagti for her remark against him. In a recent interview, Kagti had said, “I think a person like Sanjay, who doesn’t have a single original frame in his seven films, should not be talking about originality.”
A furious Gupta tweeted, “Poor Reema Kagti is desperate to create buzz for her thanda film. If using my name helps, so be it (sic).”
He further wrote, “You’ve paid lakhs to the paper to publicise your film and yet it’s me they highlight. No highlights in your film to talk about? Why were you quiet at the time this controversy came out (sic)?”
Problems began between the two when Gupta, who was on the jury for an awards function, said that Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, written by Kagti, should not win the the Best Story award, because it was a copy of Fandango (1985).