Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao’s Judgementall Hai Kya has been in the news ever since the makers announced the film. Even after the release of the film on 26 July, the film continues to make the headlines. The latest is that the makers of the film have been accused of plagiarism by a Hungarian artiste. Flora Borsi, a photographer based in Hungary, took to Facebook to point out the stark similarity between her work and one of the film's posters.
Sharing a collage of the two pictures, she wrote, "Any similarities? It’s a famous Bollywood movie poster called Judgementall Hai Kya. They didn’t ask for any permission nor reached me out. It’s a shame for big companies plagarising freelance artists work."
Sharing Rajkummar Rao's tweet with the poster, she wrote, "Oh yeah, this image somehow reminds me of.. oh wait. looks like totally my work!"
oh yeah, this image somehow reminds me of.. oh wait. looks like totally my work! 😕😕😕😕 https://t.co/6XhiK317Re— Flora Borsi (@FloraBorsi) July 29, 2019
Borsi's tweets quickly went viral with netizens. While one user wrote, ''cheap copy of your work flora'', another commented, ''With solidarity, @ektaravikapoor @RajkummarRao to look at this issue, artistic credit should be given to you. It's the right of every artist.''
Many Twitter users accused entire Bollywood of being a copy of other film industries. "Someone please tell her that the entire Indian cinema is a copy in form or the other from somewhere somehow," wrote one user.
Flora, however, refuted such statements and said, "thank you so much guys for supporting me ❤️ but I don’t want anybody to express hatred toward a nation or a country. It’s all about a big industry vs artists."
In another comment, she also added, "Bollywood has nothing to do with this. It’s all about the art department and the creative director. their responsibility is the feedback, which brings negativity in the big picture, which is Bollywood. When someone does a bad things people can’t blame the country where was born."
Meanwhile, the Prakash Kovelamudi-directed film has been praised by critics for its excellent storyline and the performances of the lead actors, Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao.