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“My Conscience Is Clear”: Gulabo Sitabo Writer Juhi Chaturvedi On Plagiarism Allegation



Days after Juhi Chaturvedi was accused by late author Rajeev Agarwal’s son, Akira, of plagiarising his father’s story for her upcoming movie Gulabo Sitabo, the author rubbished the allegation and stated the film is her unique work. Juhi has written the story, screenplay and dialogues for the Shoojit Sircar directorial, that includes megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actor Ayushmann Khurrana. It is backed by Rising Sun Films.

Akira’s lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee had claimed that Rajeev had submitted his story in Cinestaan India’s Storyteller Script Contest – promoted by the Screenwriters Association (SWA), of which Juhi was a jury member and thus had entry to the story.

Juhi stated, again in 2017, she had shared the thought of a “crooked old man” with Bachchan who had requested the author to develop the story.

“My conscience is obvious and so are the info on this matter.Gulabo Sitabo is my unique work and I’m happy with it. I shared the thought with the director and lead actor of the movie in early 2017. I subsequently registered the idea observe for the movie in May 2018,” she stated in an announcement.

The author denied having any entry “to the so-called infringed script at any point in time.”

Juhi stated the identical has been independently confirmed by Cinestaan in addition to the SWA, “who has looked at this dispute in May, 2020 and decided in my favour. I speak now to request the press and public not to be disillusioned by false accusations, which are for publicity only. Acts of harassment, defamatory comments, and leaking confidential notices by the accusers only show their lack of faith in their own case. I stand by my truth,” she added.

Siddiquee had earlier stated, Akira had approached SWA for mediation, which then requested Juhi to submit her script.

The lawyer claimed, Juhi denied that she had entry to Rajeev’s script 16, Mohandas Lane, although it was talked about within the phrases and circumstances of Cinestaan India’s Storyteller Script Contest.

However, Anjum Rajabali, Jury Chairman, Cinestaan Script Contest, stated Juhi had “absolutely no access to this particular script.”

Rajabali stated the competition was divided into three levels and the jury-including celebrity Aamir Khan, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, Juhi-had entry to solely the ultimate prime eight scripts.

“While 16, Mohandas Lane made it to the highest 20, it didn’t enter the ultimate checklist of eight scripts which have been dispatched to the jury. The jury, together with Juhi, had completely no entry to any script aside from the eight which have been dispatched to them. So, it’s completely incorrect to imagine that, since Juhi Chaturvedi was on the competition’s jury, she had acquired the stated script,” he added.

Producer Ronnie Lahiri of Rising Sun Films stated the controversy appeared to be a “deliberate attempt to malign” Juhi and harm the movie.

“At this time, when we have taken the bold decision to release the film on OTT, these baseless allegations only create unnecessary controversy,” he added.

Juhi has penned acclaimed movies like Vicky Donor, October and Piku, all directed by Shoojit.

Gulabo Sitabo is presently gearing up for its premiere on Amazon Prime Video on June 12.


Sushant Sister’s shares picture On California Billboard show Demand of Justice for Sushant Singh Rajput,



While friends and family members of Sushant Singh Rajput have been making demands for a just investigation into the actor’s death, his fans overseas have also joined the cause. Sister Shweta Singh Kirti shared the photo of a digital billboard in California which said ‘# Justice For Sushant Singh Rajput 1986-2020’.

Sharing the picture of the board above a busy parking lot in the US state, Shweta wrote, “Bhai’s Billboard in California… It’s up on 880 north, right after the great mall parkway exit. It’s a world wide movement. #warriors4ssr #justiceforsushantsinghrajput #worldforsushant.”

Shweta shared another video with a song from Sushant’s film Chhichhore playing in the background. She wrote, “You are beating in our hearts #warriors4ssr #justiceforsushantsinghrajput #godiswithus #ssrinourhearts.”

Shweta also joined the #warriors4ssr trend on social media and posted a black and white picture of herself, writing, “We will get justice… we will find the truth!! 🙏#warriors4ssr #justiceforsushantsinghrajput #godiswithus.”

As investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput continues, friends, family members and fans of the late actor have been using the hashtag #Warriors4SSR to post their demands for justice.

Actress Ankita Lokhande too shared a post on Instagram with the trending hashtag. In the photo, she is seein posing with a framed picture of Sushant’s late mother. In the caption, she wrote, “Believe you both are together #warriors4ssr.”

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