Apr 202018

Shoojit Sircar’s directorial ‘October’ has been earning a lot of accolades from the audience as well as the critics. With moving performances by the lead stars of the film, fans are raving about it being Varun Dhawan’s best performance.

However, as per latest reports, Marathi filmmaker Hemal Trivedi claimed that the film is plagiarised from 2017 Marathi film titled ‘Aarti – The Unknown Love Story’, directed by Sarika Mene. As reported by a tabloid, Hemal Trivedi wrote on a Facebook post, “The filmmakers of ‘October’ never acquired any rights to the Marathi film and they never contacted Sarika.”

Sarika Mene reportedly told the daily that she wants the audience to watch both the films and be impartial towards their opinions. She revealed when she watched ‘October’ the characters that were portrayed in the film were similar to her film except for a few details which were different.

Reportedly, the Marathi film is based on the life of Sarika’s brother Sunny Pawar and his girlfriend Aarti Makwana, who was apparently paralysed in a car accident. Sarika further questioned the authenticity of the story and asked as to how the writer possibly imagined the exact events that had occurred in her brother’s private life. She also emphasised that she wants to know the origin of the idea in Shoojit’s mind about ‘October’.

When the ‘October’ team was asked about the same, the production house said that the story came from Shoojit’s personal space wherein his mother was in a comatose in the year 2004 and he took care of her. The source also revealed that they will be soon releasing an official statement in response to the plagiarism accusation.

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