Ranbir Kapoor's sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni has recently launched her personal line of jewellery collection called 'R’ Jewelry by Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. However, her start to a supposed bright jewellery line has gone awry after she was accused of creating designs not of her own. After her launch, eagle-eyed fashion polices were quick to notice some flaws amid her soaring business line stating that her earrings are a copy of the legendary Kokichi Mikimoto's earrings.
In fact, the unsparing fashion polices wasted no time in placing out the similarity to her earrings and the original cultured pearl earrings. The Twitterspherians have even called out the picture used by Riddhima in the post saying that it was taken from Mikimoto's website.
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One Instagram user, notoriously known for her/his unsparing criticisms by comparing the original and the copy of celebrities, posted a picture of Riddhima’s design and its alarming similarity. The account went on to expose the alleged copy with the caption, "The legendary Kokichi Mikimoto is known in the pearl world as the King of Pearls’. His cultured pearls’ patented in 1916 is a benchmark for the industry at large. So, naturally Jewellery designer of the year’, @riddhimakapoorsahniofficial couldn’t help herself from selling the iconic Mikimoto pearl and diamond earrings under her namesake label. If this is not #gutsontoast, we don’t know what is!"
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The legendary Kokichi Mikimoto is known in the pearl world as the ‘King of Pearls’. His ‘cultured pearls’ —patented in 1916 — is a benchmark for the industry at large. So, naturally ‘Jewellery designer of the year’, @riddhimakapoorsahniofficial couldn’t help herself from selling the iconic Mikimoto pearl and diamond earrings under her namesake label. If this is not #gutsontoast, we don’t know what is! ðŸ¤¯ . . #gandi #dietsabya #copy #ðŸ¤¢ #riddhimakapoorsahni #mikimoto #mikimotopearls
After the post was circulated on social media, people have created a storm of criticism calling out Riddhima about her alleged copy, some have even commented on her profile by calling her designs fake.
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This is, however, not the first time Bollywood celebrities have been accused of plagiarism and misusing the patenting rights from other achievers. In September, Shweta Bachchan went under the same radar as her fashion label was accused of plagiarism much like that of Riddhima’s. The same insta handle shared a post of a sweatshirt design calling out Shweta Bachchan for plagiarism.
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When you google ‘Airplane Mode Sweatshirt’ — the first search that pops-up is a little known loungewear brand called, @tlroom. The brand retails out of @nordstromnyc, and is known for its cool girl vibe, comfy sweats and chill silhouettes. And, now @monishajaising and @shwetabachchan’s new brand — @mxsworld — has the same sweatshirt with the exact same slogan. So, who do we blame the mess on? ðŸ¤ . . . #gandi #copy #dietsabya #ðŸ¤¢
At the present, Riddhima Kapoor works as the creative head for 'R’ Jewelry’ by Riddhima Kapoor Sahni & Sam & friends’.