‘Loev’ director fumes at poster plagiarism

This is not the first time Ekta Kapoor’s production company has been pulled up for plagiarizing a poster. Sudhanshu Saria, director of ‘Loev’ was shocked to see poster of web series ‘His Storry’

‘Loev’ director fumes at poster plagiarism
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Subhash K Jha

Sudhanshu Saria, the director of Loev the very beautiful 2017 same-sex love story featuring Shiv Pundit and Dhruv Ganesh (the latter passed away suddenly, soon after the film was completed) was shocked to see the poster of a new Ekta Kapoor produced web series entitled His Storry about a closeted family man (Satyadeep Mishra) who comes out when he meets the character played by Mrinal Dutt.

Sudhanshu says he couldn’t believe it when he saw that his poster had been so shamelessly ripped off. “I was shaking. I was so upset! I posted about it on social media. They've apologized and seem to have taken down their hatchet job. But it's the culture of derivation that saddens me. Why do they do this? What makes them think they can get away with it?”


This is not the first time Ekta Kapoor’s production company has been pulled up for plagiarizing a poster. Just recently the poster of another same-sex romance A Married Woman was discovered to have copied its poster from the Kate Winslet starrer Ammonite.

One of the actors from His Storry seemed very upset by this development. “I had no idea our poster was a copy. Why do something so shameful? The Loev director has every reason to be upset.”

The ‘His Storry’ poster was taken down by Balaji after filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane wrote a scathing comment on social media against blatant plagiarism.

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