Shaheer Sheikh, who is known for his amazing acting, is also known for his hidden talent - poetry. But Divy Sharma, who is a dialogue writer, has made shocking revelations. He claims that Shaheer Sheikh, who is currently seen in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, has taken credit for poetry the latter wrote. In a note shared by the writer that has headlined, "No, You Didn't, Mr Shaheer Sheikh", the writer says, he and his wife, Aparajita Sharma have written dialogues for several television shows that are currently on-air like Kulfi Kumar Bajewala, Nazar, Aladdin and Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke.
The Writer Shares...
He adds that they have worked on Shaheer's previous shows - Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi and Dastaan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali - as dialogue writers. He is involved with the characters reciting his poetry - Zoya from Qubool Hai, Sahir from Humsafars, Sahir from Tanhaiyaan, Arnab from IPPK3, Omkara from Ishqbaaz, Sikander Singh Gill from Kulfi, Shehzaada Salim from Dastan-E-Mohabbate and now Abir from YRHPK.
Shaheer Takes Credit For Dialogue Writer's Poetry!
He further wrote, "Although we started writing dialogues for YRHPK from script episode 5, the creatives wanted to have poignant moments underlined through poetry in the initial episodes as well. So, I wrote some pieces of initial four episodes, which Mr Sheikh claimed in an interview as his work!"
'It Matters To The Poet!'
"In the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter at all, neither to the star, nor to his fandom, but it matters to the poet. No one writes poetry for money, we write it because we have something to say, we write it because we enjoy the process and because we hope maybe, just maybe, out of the millions who watch the show, one will say - "Wow! Who wrote that!"
You Are The Only One Who Tried To Put His Name Over My Work'
"Writers have always been under appreciated in our industry..... I have written poetry for so many characters and so many wonderful actors like Surbhi Jyoti, Nakuul Mehta, Barun Sobti, Kunal Jaisingh, Mohit Malik, Surbhi Chandna, Siddharth Nigam and many more... all of them have been professional and gracious enough to always acknowledge the presence of a writer. You are the only one who has tried to put his name over my work." - (sic)
He Further Writes...
"Despite working on three shows, I have never met you Mr. Sheikh (yes, these things happen in Television). You are great actor, and a star and you might even be a far better poet than I am, but what you are NOT, is the person who wrote the poetry for Dastan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali or Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke..."
Gul Khan Writes...
Gul Khan shared the writer's post. She also shared a picture and captioned it, "Wouldn't it be great if writers were covered as much as actors ! All media people hope we are listening! @divy0102." - (sic)
Well, it has to be seen what the actor has to say about the writer's claim!