New ‘Stealing’ Controversy To Halt Prabhas And Shraddha Kapoor’s ‘Saaho’ Box-office Run?
Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor movie “Saaho” was released on August 29 across pan India in five Indian languages. The initial response to the movie although is overwhelming, thanks to the aggressive promotions, the reviews are mixed with the movie getting both negative and positive responses from both fans and critics.
But now a new controversy has come up that can jolt the box-office run of this Sujeeth directed movie. The latest report says that the film’s creative team has been accused of stealing artwork from a Benglurean artist without taking her permission.
Artist Accusing ‘Saaho’Makers Of Using Her Artwork
An Indian contemporary artist, Shilo Shiv Suleman recently posted a picture of an artwork of hers that was installed at the famous Burning Man festival in 2014. The post carried a long note accusing the makers of the movie of stealing her creation. The art piece titled Pulse and Bloom is almost similar to the one used as the backdrop for the song “Baby Won’t You Tell Me.”
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Where does inspiration come from? What (sacred) wells do we drink from when we create from an original and authentic space? This week people from across the world gather back together in that dust @burningman and I am reminded of how much of my creation comes from my (beating) heart. Pulse and bloom is a biofeedback installation that reacts to people’s heartbeats, and it came to exist because of a series of personal relationships. It was born from love (like me). We had support from @burningman but we also pulled out of our own pockets to make it manifest. I left my home for the first time, moved to another country, went out into that desert. It cost me a heart. It was a gift, and a sacrifice for all of us involved, and changed the paths of all our lifelines. I’m quite certain it was intended for me to create this installation. I’m certain that the sand storms, the dust, the rose-pink clouds, the thunderstorms gathered around it intentionally, for me. What happens when that story gets taken without your permission? I am known by my creation. #pulseandbloom @rd108 @sabarani @lukeiseman @heatheraminastewart @samuelclay with a team of hearts @_gracenotes @jugularbean @vivek_chockalingam @brittanyjanis @_zenrabbit @mattmedved and more. Burningman 2014
According to Shilo, the makers have used her creation for the movie without asking her or giving any credits. In her Instagram post, she expresses her thoughts, struggles, and feelings behind the creation of the art piece.
Critics have already said that the 350-crore budget movie is not good enough to be compared with Prabhas’ earlier blockbuster “Baahubali.” Although no one expected yet another “Baahubali” from Prabhas everyone hoped that it will be big enough to establish Prabhas as the leading star in Bollywood. But that does not seem to be happening as many are criticizing the slow dialogue delivery and movements of the actor that are cutting down the pace of the flick.
“Saaho” is already battling with a lot of expectations, and negative reviews and this one allegation of stealing a creation can prove to be a major jolt to the success of the film.