A writer has accused director Anurag Kashyap of copying his
story in the compilation movie Bombay Talkies, but the
Dev D director has rubbished the claims, saying he would
not allow "free publicity" at his expense.
Nishant G Ranjan claimed Kashyap's upcoming short film in
Bombay Talkies is based on a similar story that he sent to
the director in 2011. Ranjan has taken the matter to Film Writers
Association. The film, which releases on May 3, is a compilation of
four stories by Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar and
"The basic premise of the story is same - the struggle and the
last wish of a fan to meet his idol Amitabh Bachchan. I had given
my story to Anurag Kashyap in 2011. He did not reply so I thought
he did not like the idea," Ranjan claimed.
He also claimed that he did not get back with Kashyap because he
thought the director did not like his idea and came to know about
the similarities after reading articles in newspapers. Reacting to
Ranjan's claims, Kashyap tweeted, "Mr Nishant Ranjan, you have
accused the wrong guy... I don't allow free publicity at the
expense of my reputation."