Shirish Kunder filed a legal notice and sought a written apology from Nepali filmmaker Aneel Neupane, who claimed that short film ‘Kriti‘ was copied from his own short titled BOB. But film ‘Kriti’ has been removed from YouTube.

A week ago, filmmaker Aneel Neupane wrote a Facebook post that went viral. It stated that ‘Kriti was copied from his own short film ‘Bob’, which was completed in October 2015 and had been online on Video and YouTube since December 2015 and May 2016 respectively.

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Despite many obvious similarities in plot, production design, and even dialogue, Shirish Kunder insisted that it would have been “practically and logically impossible” for him to have “stolen” Neupane’s idea, given that he hadn’t seen it and had shot his film about three months before Bob arrived on YouTube.

Shirish Kunder’s short film Kriti has been removed from YouTube. Nepali filmmaker Aneel Neupane claimed that short film ‘Kriti’ was copied from his own short titled ‘BOB’.

In response to Aneel Neupane’s plagiarism claims, Shirish Kunder filed a legal notice on June 27. He said that he completed shooting the film in February 2016 and after putting in several months into post-production process, it was published on June 22, 2016.

Shirish Kunder further added that he could not have obtained a copy of BOB. The filmmaker alleged that because the script of ‘Kriti‘ was with a few people, it is possible that Aneel might have came across it and made BOB.

Shirish Kunder has not only asked Aneel to refrain from making any oral or written comments on ‘Kriti’ but has also demanded that ‘BOB’ should be taken down from the internet immediately. He has not only asked Aneel to refrain from making any oral or written comments on ‘Kriti‘ but has also demanded that ‘BOB’ should be taken down from the internet immediately.

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