Aneel Neupane claimed Shirish's 'Kriti' was lifted off his Nepali short film 'BOB' | Memsaab.com

Aneel Neupane claimed Shirish's 'Kriti' was lifted off his Nepali short film 'BOB'.

Director Shirish Kunder filed a legal notice and sought a written apology from Neepali filmmaker Aneel Neupane.

Director Shirish Kunder filed a legal notice and sought a written apology from Neepali filmmaker Aneel Neupane.
Director Shirish Kunder filed a legal notice and sought a written apology from Neepali filmmaker Aneel Neupane.
 

Nepali filmmaker Aneel Neupane claimed that short film 'Kriti' was copied from his own short titled BOB.

Nepali filmmaker Aneel Neupane claimed that short film 'Kriti' was copied from his own short titled BOB.
Nepali filmmaker Aneel Neupane claimed that short film 'Kriti' was copied from his own short titled BOB.

Now, in an interesting twist of events, YouTube has taken down Shirish's film stating 'The video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Aneel Neupane'.

Now, in an interesting twist of events, YouTube has taken down Shirish's film stating 'The video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Aneel Neupane'.
In This Image: Manoj Bajpayee
In an open letter, Aneel had stated that plot of Shirish's Kriti was lifted off his Nepali short film titled 'BOB'. Apparently, the film was ready in October 2015 and he uploaded it on Vimeo as a private video to share it with close friends. Aneel then released it on YouTube on May 12 this year.

Shirish 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 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.
In This Image: Shirish Kunder
Shirish 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.
 

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.

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.
In This Image: Shirish Kunder
'Kriti' features Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte, Neha Sharma and Manu Rishi in a brief turn.