After making his fans wait for a long while, Baahubali: Prabhas is yet here with another action flick of his, with Shraddha Kapoor as his leading lady. Saaho made it to box-office on 30th August. But it seems that the wait wasn’t worthwhile, as Saaho received mixed reviews with critics panning the movie for its weak story & screenplay.
Meanwhile, another controversy has hit Saaho makers, after a Bengaluru based artist alleged that a poster of the flick is a copy of her artwork.
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An artist named: Shilo Shiv Suleman has made an allegation that a poster of ‘Saaho’ which features the lead pair walking hand in hand with large metallic installations mimicking flower petals, is an exact copy of her art installations at Burning Man from 2017.
And to prove her plagiarism claims she posted the pics of both her work and the Saaho poster under fire. And after having a look at both these pics even we were convinced about her allegations. She captioned the post with the words,
“Pulse and bloom is a biofeedback installation that reacts to people’s heartbeats, and it came to exist because of a series of personal relationships. It was born from love (like me). We had support from @burningman but we also pulled out of our own pockets to make it manifest. I left my home for the first time, moved to another country, went out into that desert. It cost me a heart.” (sic).
Don’t believe have a look the post below & decide for yourselves:
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Where does inspiration come from? What (sacred) wells do we drink from when we create from an original and authentic space? This week people from across the world gather back together in that dust @burningman and I am reminded of how much of my creation comes from my (beating) heart. Pulse and bloom is a biofeedback installation that reacts to people’s heartbeats, and it came to exist because of a series of personal relationships. It was born from love (like me). We had support from @burningman but we also pulled out of our own pockets to make it manifest. I left my home for the first time, moved to another country, went out into that desert. It cost me a heart. It was a gift, and a sacrifice for all of us involved, and changed the paths of all our lifelines. I’m quite certain it was intended for me to create this installation. I’m certain that the sand storms, the dust, the rose-pink clouds, the thunderstorms gathered around it intentionally, for me. What happens when that story gets taken without your permission? I am known by my creation. #pulseandbloom @rd108 @sabarani @lukeiseman @heatheraminastewart @samuelclay with a team of hearts @_gracenotes @jugularbean @vivek_chockalingam @brittanyjanis @_zenrabbit @mattmedved and more. Burningman 2014
Even Diet Sabya who is popular for its open criticism of blatant copies & plagiarism went on to Instagram and posted, “Breaking: Prabhas-Shraddha Kapoor Film to Break Avengers Endgame Opening Day Record, Didn’t find the budget to produce original artwork for the poster.”
We hope that Saaho makers make peace with the deserving artist in time, by giving her official credit for her work. Because her claims have such a strong base that it will surely get her compensation from the makers if unfortunately, things need to be decided by the court.