Priyanka Banerjee's short film 'Devi', featuring an ensemble cast including Kajol, Neha Dhupia, and Shruti Haasan, is in hot water after a filmmaking student levelled allegations of plagiarism against it. Abhishek Rai, a student of Asian Academy of Film and Television in Noida, has claimed that it is identical to his five-and-a-half-minute film titled "Four".
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Devi showcases nine women from different strata of society living together and forming an unusual sisterhood over their shared trauma. The concept seems to be inspired from "Four", which featured three rape victims, instead of nine. The ending is similar, as well.
Abhishek went on to say that he was not contacted by the makers of Devi and said that he was contemplating action against them.
"Devi" was unveiled at a screening on Monday, which was attended by a number of Bollywood celebrities, including Karan Johar and Sonali Bendre.