A panel discussion at FICCI Frames had an interesting debate titled ‘Cut Copy Paste To Indian Taste’ that was attended by leading Bollywood names such as Dibakar Banerjee, Rohan Sippy, Imtiaz Ali, Kabir Khan and Mahesh Bhatt.
The buzz is that this almost became a wrestling match.
Seasoned writer-director Mahesh Bhatt without any remorse made a confession,
He apparently said, “I’m a thief, every word or phrase that I use has been lifted or sourced from some other place. I want to make a living what is your problem.”
The self confessed spokesperson of the industry is mighty bold but obviously this comment didn’t go well with many.
Kabeer Khan said, “How long can you get away with stealing? Now the foreign studios are here, they will sue you from here to eternity.”
Imtiaz Ali rightly said, “The topic is itself not an original idea and by the end of it we will get into a wrestling match.”
People who support this concept lke David Dhawan, Sanjay Gupta, Sajid Khan and many others are still in business.
This sure is a debate which will go on for a long, long time in B-Town