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All in the name of inspiration

It is being said that Shahid Kapoor-Anushka Sharma Badmaash Company is inspired by the Hollywood flick, Catch Me If You Can (2002). This is not the only film in the spotlight for its connect with Hollywood flicks. HT finds out more.

entertainment Updated: May 19, 2010 12:57 IST


This week,


opens to rumours on that the Hrithik Roshan-Barbara Mori flick is startlingly similar to the Hollywood film,

Match Point

(2005), featuring Jonathan Meyers and Scarlett Johansson.

A couple of Fridays ago, the Shahid Kapoor-Anushka Sharma

Badmaash Company

released, dogged by buzz that it was inspired by the Hollywood flick,

Catch Me If You Can

(2002). These are not the only two films in the spotlight for their connect with Hollywood flicks. Others in the news include:


The Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Bachchan-starrer, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is supposed to be an Indianised version of Christopher Nolan’s 2006 hit,

The Prestige

, spun around the rivalry between magicians. Roshan too plays a magician in


but Bhansali has denied any similarity.

Shaadi Mubarak

According to, the Anushka Sharma-Ranvir Singh movie is a rip-off of the 2001 romantic comedy,

The Wedding Planner

, with the actors taking cues from Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.

Milenge Milenge

The Shahid Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor long-in-the-making flick is said to have borrowed generously from the 2001 film


, with the protagonists leaving their futures to fate.

The Man

Shilpa Shetty plays a popular international star and Sunny, her bodyguard, in this Neeraj Pathak-directed thriller that is supposed to have found its muse in

The Bodyguard

in which Kevin Costner, a former Secret Service agent signs up to protect a temperamental pop star, Whitney Houston.

Anjaana Anjaani

Buzz is that Siddharth Anand’s unusual love story is an “unofficial remake” of Patrice Leconte’s French film

La Fille Sur Le Pont


The Girl On The Bridge

) about two losers, played by Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, who bump into each other just as they are about to jump off a bridge to put an end to their failed lives. Ranbir stops Priyanka from jumping and asks her to travel with him to Vegas in the hope that they can find a little bit of luck in casino city.

Chatur Singh Two Star

Sanjay Dutt as Peter Sellers? That’s what the grapevine says about this infamous member of the Mumbai police force who has just been handed the biggest case in the department's history. Dutt denies the rumours.

Knock Out

This Sanjay Dutt movie has Irrfan Khan. The Mani Shankar film is supposed to be a remake of the Collin Farell-Keifer Sutherland-starrer

Phone Booth


Abbas-Mustan’s next

The director duo has admitted that Studio 18 has bought the rights of both the ’63 film and the 2003

Italian Job

. “We’re doing a mix and match of both the films, taking whatever elements we can from both movies and putting them together in our own way,” they’ve been quoted as saying. Saif Ali Khan and Neil Nitin Mukesh have been finalised to head the star cast.

First Published: May 19, 2010 11:13 IST