Jaipur based writer, Manisha Kulshreshtha has accused the makers of the controversial Marathi film Nude of copying the story of their film from her story Kalindi. Nude is being directed by National Award-winning director Ravi Jadhav. This film traces the life of a woman who secretly works as a nude model for artists in Mumbai. It also shows her struggles to hide the truth about her profession from her family and son.
While speaking to ANI, Manisha said, “Story of Ravi Jadhav’s film ‘Nude’ has the same plot line as my short story Kalindi. I will have to take legal action against it. Such situation arises because they do not want to give credit or money to writers.”
Two days ago, Manisha had contacted the director of the film, Ravi Jadhav on Facebook and said, “Mr. Jadhav I got to know yours The NUDE ,new Film script is just very close copy of my story Kalindi! I am Manisha Kulshreshtha , popular Hindi writer…”. She alleges that Ravi removed her from Messenger, but she had taken screenshots.
Story of Ravi Jadhav’s film ‘Nude’ has the same plot line as my short story ‘Kalindi’. I will have to take legal action against it. Such situation arises because they do not want to give credit or money to writers.: Manisha Kulshreshtha, author on film Nude pic.twitter.com/y9RnnM3NhB
— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2017
The film stars Kalyanee Mulay, Chhaya Kadam and Madan Deodhar. Nude, along with S Durga, had been dropped from screening by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Indian International Film Festival in Goa. Nude was originally jury’s unanimous choice to open the Indian Panorama section at the IFFI. The trailer of the film also features Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah.
Ravi has written a letter to the ministry asking about the reason why his film has been rejected. “Give me some reason at least. It was selected as the opening film. It was a big honour. I am really disappointed and shocked to hear that it has been dropped. Nobody informed me about the decision,” he said.
(Inputs from ANI)