Zoya Akhtar in legal trouble for Bombay Talkies

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  • Updated: Apr 19, 2013 14:56 IST
  • Bombay Talkies

    Bombay Talkies features four short films shot by Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee. Take a look!

  • Karan Johar

    Karan Johar's part stars Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda and Saqib Saleem and sees Rani playing a sexually repressed housewife as well as a journalist.

  • Randeep Hooda

    Randeep Hooda plays Rani Mukerji's husband in the film.

  • Dibakar Banerjee's

    Dibakar Banerjee's film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sadashiv Amrapukar and it explores an emotional father-son relationship. The film has been adapted from Satyajit Ray's film ...

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a still from the film.

  • Katrina Kaif

    Zoya Akhtar's film stars Ranvir Shorey, Katrina Kaif and a little kid. Apparently, the short film sees Kaif playing herself, as a stylish diva.

  • Rani Mukerji

    Rani Mukerji will be seen as a journalist for the second time after No One Killed Jessica.

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    Little kid wants to be Sheila in this part of the film.

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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