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Monday, Sep 16, 2019

Is Alia Bhatt’s latest photoshoot plagiarised from Dua Lipa’s? Actor gives clarification

Alia Bhatt has given a clarification on accusations of plagiarising Dua Lipa’s ad shoot. She said that her photos with Filmfare were shot before Dua shared hers.

bollywood Updated: Mar 29, 2019 18:57 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Alia Bhatt says her photoshoot for Filmfare was shot before Dua Lipa shared similar pictures on Instagram.
Alia Bhatt says her photoshoot for Filmfare was shot before Dua Lipa shared similar pictures on Instagram.

Actor Alia Bhatt revealed her latest cover for Filmfare magazine with Kalank co-actor Varun Dhawan on Thursday. Soon after, Instagram account Diet Sabya accused the magazine of copying the photoshoot’s idea from singer Dua Lipa’s ad shoot with Pepe Jeans. Alia has now given a clarification about the same.

Alia took to Instagram to tell her fans that she shot for the magazine before Dua shared the pictures online. “I shot for this cover on the 6th of February 2019. If I am not mistaken, the apparent reference was only uploaded on the 24th of Feb. Not to go all True Detective on you guys but give a girl some credit. Toodles,” she wrote with a photo collage of the two pictures, shared by Diet Sabya on Thursday. The pictures are black and white and show Alia dressed in an all denim outfit. Dua’s pictures also follow the same aesthetic.


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Sharing the magazine cover on Instagram, Alia wrote on Thursday, “I desire therefore I exist.” The pictures show Alia and Varun in all black outfits.


Their film Kalank is up for release on April 17. The film’s title track was scheduled for release on Friday but the event was postponed to Saturday. Film’s producer Karan Johar made the announcement on Twitter, “We apologise from the bottom of our hearts! Will have to delay our #KalankTitleTrack by a day...all of us ! Pritam...Amitabh...Arijit and Abhishek want to present the best version of our favourite track in the will be out Tomorrow! A big sorry again from team #kalank.” Alia also tweeted, “#KalankTitleTrack out tomorrow Thank you for your patience.”


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Alia shared some glimpses from the title track on her Instagram account on Thursday afternoon, featuring the lead cast, which definitely raised the excitement of fans. Earlier the makers released Ghar More Pardesiya and First Class.

Varun’s latest dance number from the film, First Class as well as Alia’s classical moves in the song Ghar More Pardesiya have already received an overwhelming response from the viewers.

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First Published: Mar 29, 2019 18:57 IST