When it comes to original ideas, our cinema tends to take a backseat ,opting to “borrow”(read: steal) ideas from foreign sources rather than going for something original.
The latest example of creative vandalism is the poster of KGF2 showing Sanjay Dutt decked up in beads and a sword. It now turns out that Dutt’s look is an exact copy of actor Travis Fimmel in the Canadian television series Vikings.
Social media users have been quick to charge the KGF 2 team with plagiarism. However the film’s leading man Yash is clueless about the origins of the poster.
A source close to the actor reveals, “His team came to him with the poster, and that’s it. He liked Sanjay Dutt’s look in the poster. Beyond that, Yash had no idea about where this was coming from. It is the creative team’s responsibility to avoid any work that seems even remotely derivative.”
Yash is apparently considering dropping the poster from the film’s publicity.
“More than Yash it is Sanjay Dutt who’s disappointed. He had taken a whole lot of pains to do this photoshoot. The costume , hairstyle all put together took 4-5 hours of hard work,” says a source.
The poster was released on Sanjay Dutt’s 61st birthday on July 29.