Gauri Shinde‘s Dear Zindagi has received a lot of praise from audiences and critics alike, but the director has been embroiled in a plagiarism controversy, where it’s being said that the makers of the TV show Being Erica are reportedly looking at suing her. The director has previously denied any such allegation and said that this is all very distressing. She recently released an official statement on the matter.
Dear Zindagi is a deeply personal film. There is only one thing it borrows from. That’s my life…. there are a million films and serials with therapists like there are with doctors. Just because there is a doctor in a film does not mean it borrows from another film with a doctor. Am deeply disturbed by irresponsible comments from people who have no clue what it is that they are referring to… I have not seen this series that they refer to.. and I cannot comment on what is in it. In today’s world where everybody sees everything I am not so dumb that I believe I can get away by deliberate plagiarism nor am I so insensitive to borrow without giving credit from anybody who has created anything for such a sensitive and important cause.”
We really do hope that this matter is resolved soon.
Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2016/12/13/gauri-shinde-releases-a-statement-about-the-dear-zindagi-plagiarism-issue/