Aamir Khan's directorial debut Taare Zameen Par which is going for the Oscars has been accused of plagiarism. Renowned writer Shakuntala Devi who has 22 books to her credit has accused that the movie has been copied from her book In the Wonderland Of Numbers. The book talks about a nine year old girl suffering from dyslexia much like the character of Ishaan Awasthi played by Darsheel Safary. Shakuntala added that some of the sequences have been copied chapter by chapter in the movie.
Shakuntala said she expected to receive an apology letter from Aamir Khan explaining why he took material from her book without giving her due credit. Aamir Khan did not respond to the writer's allegations. The perfectionist actor is meanwhile busy promoting Taare Zameen Par which is India's official entry for the Oscars. The movie has been dubbed in English for the international audience.