The makers of Kannada movie Lucia are targeted by the director Bhargav Saikia. The director, who has directed a small budget movie Kaifiron Ki Namaaz, has alleged that one of the poster of Lucia is similar to the poster of his movie.
Speaking to leading daily, Bharagav alleged, "A friend recently shared the poster of Lucia on my social-networking page and that's when I noticed the similarity. I expressed my dismay at finding the stark resemblance when I interacted with the director of Lucia, Pawan Kumar. However, Pawan told me that it's a mere coincidence. I'm not saying it's copied, but the striking features are difficult to ignore."
Responding to Bhargav's allegations, director Pawan Kumar cleared, "Bhargav felt we had stolen the idea and that's when I told him that Adarsh, my designer, had conceived the idea of showing a face with a torch and people etched in them."
Lucia has drawn the attention of International audience and also getting good response in the viral marketing. The movie, which was released on September 6, is still doing good in the Box Office, and it was said it is a different attempt in Kannada cinema. The movie has Sathish Neenasam and Shruthi Hariharan in the lead roles. It talks about, how protagonist Sathish suffers from Insomnia.