French director, Jérôme Salle accuses 'Saaho' makers of copying his film (Photo: Twitter)
With Saaho's climb to the box office chart entering the Rs.300 crore club on its fifth day, accusations of plagiarism for the Sujeeth directorial also continues to mount. After artwork theft for the Baby Won’t You Tell Me’ Poster, French director, Jérôme Salle has lashed out at the Prabhas- Shraddha Kapoor starrer for copying his movie, Largo Winch.
Taking a sarcastic tone to Saaho’s makers, the French director tweeted, "I think I have a promising career in India."
He also posted yet another tweet making sure that his message is made clear, "It seems this second "freemake" of Largo Winch is as bad as the first one. So please Telugu directors, if you steal my work, at least do it properly?" he wrote in his tweet, adding, "And as my "Indian career" tweet was of course ironic, I'm sorry but I'm not gonna be able to help."
This in fact isn’t the first time the French director has lashed out at Telugu filmmakers for stealing his work. In 2018 he claimed that Agnyaathavaasi, featuring Pawan Kalyan, was also a copy of Largo Winch.
Talking about Saaho being thrown under the bus of plagiarism, recently netizens also accused the makers of copying the artwork of contemporary artist, Shilo Shiv Suleman for their song poster. The ‘copy’ accusations was also noted by ‘Water’ actor who took to her Instagram handle writing that the artwork is not ‘inspiration but blatant theft’.