The novelist Harinder Sikka has accused the filmmaker Meghna Gulzar of removing him from the credit list for Ali Bhatt’s film Raazi!
When a piece of work is inspired by someone else’s work, it is only ethical to give the due credits to the person. Seems like this did not happen in the case of the film Raazi. The novelist Harinder Sikka has now accused the director Meghna Gulzar of removing him from the credit list for the film.
Sikka is the author of the book called Calling Sehmat, which inspired the film Raazi. He talked to Republic TV with printout of an email in his hand. He said, “I wrote Raazi and this is proof against my name by (Meghna) Gulzar. It was written to me by Jaipur Literature Festival. I was removed from everything, from Filmfare, my book was not allowed to be launched by Gulzar in person. You want me to read out this email where Jaipur Literature Festival head says, ‘In my 35 years of career, I have never seen anybody bulldozing to remove one person.’ In this particular case, Gulzar is the case in point.”
Sikka questioned further about the delay in his book launch. Questioning all the credits going to Meghna, he said, “First Jaipur Literature Festival, then the Filmfare Awards. The best original screenplay award was to be given to me but it was removed. It was given to some film by the name Andhadhun which was a copy of a French book because I was to be removed.”
He went on to claim that not just Raazi, Meghna has not given credits even for Chhapaak to the original writer. 2018 film Raazi stars Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles. The film was super hit at the box office and had received critical acclaim as well.
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