Guess Who? Author gets upset with director for not crediting him 'enough' in the movie adaptation of his book

Can you guess the director and author in question?
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It is human tendency to be sensitive about the work you have created. It is a matter of pride when your work is accepted, praised and appreciated. Especially for writers, whether it is a book or a film. Authors always look forward to the their credits. And when a book is being adapted into a movie, credit is all that matters.
Same is the case with this celebrated author. His book was adapted into a movie, which has received immense critical acclaim and commercial success on its release. Naturally, the team on the whole is very happy with the response that the movie has received. But apparently, despite the movie doing well, the author, on whose book this movie is based, isn't smiling. Instead, he is upset that he hasn't got 'enough credit' to his name and all the limelight is being taken away by the director of the movie.
The author has expressed his displeasure to the director and the producer of the film, who had signed a contract with him while acquiring the rights of the movie. Back then, they had promised him all that he asked for - his book's name on the movie's poster, his name in the credits, interviews with the media etc etc. While most of the things were adhered too, the author was unhappy that no media interviews were done with him. Also, he is upset that his name has been mentioned only once in the credit list of the movie. And while the author was promised interviews with the media, since none of them happened, he on his own went ahead and spoke to a few media houses. This apparently didn't go down well with the producers and the director.
Instead of being apologetic about the whole mess with the author, we hear, that the director and the producer both are miffed with him for taking matters in his own hands, in terms of the publicity. The equation between the two has gone for a toss to a level that the author, who has a new book launch scheduled this month, had invited the director for the same. Howevr, the director has excused herself from the appearance by saying, 'I can't make it as I have some other commitment'. 
Have you guessed whom are we talking about? 


Why is it so hard to credit the author? Just share the joy and have the financials woven in the contract. Writers need to get smarter.

This actually felt like I was reading a blind about Chetan Hagar ad the 3 Idiots fiasco! 6-7 years later the same sordid tale is repeated for Raazi.

What's wrong with Bollywood. Why is it so difficult to Give the author credit? Kya jaega???

"What's wrong with Bollywood. Why is it so difficult to Give the author credit? Kya jaega???"
I think it's got to do with money , they will need to pay more and the author can negotiate a better deal for himself .

Be grateful it is even known. Bollywood's policy is mostly "Steal because we can." Lucky for them Hollywood bigshots don't care about the little fish, but look at how nowadays more and more movies are "official" adaptations rather than stolen remakes, they are afraid now. Anyway, we all saw what happened to that little guy who apparently wrote Padman and how Akshay Kumar stole his whole script and ground him into dirt. Raazi guy, be grateful.

What is new. Writers have never been respected in Indian movies. There's a reason we make so many lame movies.

Since many people don't even know, who the author is or how he looks.. Thia is a genuine concern
.. What else can u expect from Dharma

Calling Sehmat. Raazi.

The last line gave it away. There aren’t many female directors as it is so it wasn’t hard to guess at all that it’s Meghna.


Lord knows... but credit should be given to the source of your movies content, I mean that’s just good manners for Gods sake.

It's about Raazi n filmmakers n original writer of that particular story...

Meghna gulzar raazi



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