Saturday, December 30, 2006

Why Sherlyn Chopra thinks she is Charlize Theron?

Red Swastik, Mona Chopra, Harsh Chhaya, Deepshikha

Originality has seldom been Bollywood's forte. So it doesn't come as a surprise to learn that the concept of Vinod Pande's forthcoming film ‘Red Swastik’, starring Sherlyn Chopra in the lead, bears an uncanny resemblance to one of Hollywood's most controversial and initially banned movie ‘I Spit On Your Grave’.

The storylines are simple – A girl is brutally attacked by a group of boys. She manages to survive. What follows are acts of revenge. She cleanses with blood! Not only the storylines, but even the poster designs are identical – with the barely clad girl steadfastly holding a knife to kill. Its time Bollywood starts being original.

When lead actress of ‘Red Swastik’ was asked, she replied, “In today's times, even originality is undetected plagiarism. Most films are a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve our films.”

As for the plagiarism charge, she said, “My role in ‘Red Swastik’ is not only on the lines of ‘I Spit On Your Grave’, but also derives inspiration from Oscar-winning Charlize Theron's character of a murderer highway prostitute in the critically acclaimed ‘Monster’. Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research."

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