The insider sources say that the makers of Dear Zindagi – Dharma Productions have received a notice from the makers of Being Erica for plagiarism issue. However, Gauri Shinde, the director of Dear Zindagi has denied the report about her film being copied from a Canadian comedy-drama television series Being Erica. In fact, an insider reports that the producers of that television series – Temple Street Productions have already sent the issued legal notice for the copyright infringement to Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
According to that source, “Karan and the Dharma CEO, Apoorva Mehta were not aware that DZ was inspired in such detail from the Canadian show. Meanwhile, Gauri maintains her script is original, but the similarities are too glaring to go unnoticed. Gauri Khan, who is also one of the producers, and the makers are now trying to figure how to sort it out amicably. This is the first time that Dharma, which has a clean reputation, has faced a plagiarism charge.” Here, we should mention that Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan starred Dear Zindagi earned Rs 61.49 crore in the box office within two weeks.
Though when the Dharma Production has been asked about the authenticity of the news, their CEO Apoorva Mehta denied it and said that they have not received any such notice.
Since a few days, it was a buzz that Gauri Shinde’s film Dear Zindagi took inspiration from the Canadian series Being Erica as the viewers have found similarity between the minimized story and lead characters. People, who love the Bollywood film because of its fresh and youthful vibe, definitely felt disappointed with this news.
However, according to Gauri Shinde, such news is nothing but baseless crap and someone is trying to bring down the movie. And she decided not to respond to such things.