Saaho: Is Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s song poster plagiarised from an art installation?

Saaho starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor is one of the highly anticipated films of 2019. The film has released today. However, one of Saaho’s poster featuring Shraddha and Prabhas has run into a controversy on the day of its release.
Saaho: Is Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s song poster plagiarised from an art installation?Saaho: Is Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s song poster plagiarised from an art installation?
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After a long wait of 2 years, Saaho starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor has released in theatres today. The film is a big-budget action film and the promotions of the film had begun a month back. The makers started releasing the posters and songs before the trailer launch. However, on the day of its release, Prabhas and Shraddha’s action film might have landed itself into the problem of plagiarism. A few days back, a romantic number Baby Won’t You Tell Me was released. 

The stunning picturisation of Prabhas and Shraddha’s romantic track was loved. However, it seems that the song and the poster had landed into trouble. As per an artist on Instagram, Shilo Shiv Suleman, the poster has been copied from his art installations at Burning Man back in 2017. The artist penned a note on Instagram and shared a photo of the installation from the event. Also, a well-known Instagram account Diet Sabya alleged that Saaho makers copied the work of the artist for a poster of the film. 

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In the poster of Saaho, Prabhas and Shraddha are seen romancing each other and behind them are gorgeous pink installations of huge flowers mounted high. The artist also shared a similar picture of her installation at the event and also penned a note with it. It read, “Pulse and bloom is a biofeedback installation that reacts to people’s heartbeats, and it came to exist because of a series of personal relationships. It was born from love (like me). We had support from @burningman but we also pulled out of our own pockets to make it manifest. I left my home for the first time, moved to another country, went out into that desert. It cost me a heart.” Many of the netizens also supported the artists in the comments section. 

Check out the poster and the installation:

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Shraddha (@shraddhakapoor) on

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Where does inspiration come from? What (sacred) wells do we drink from when we create from an original and authentic space? This week people from across the world gather back together in that dust @burningman and I am reminded of how much of my creation comes from my (beating) heart. Pulse and bloom is a biofeedback installation that reacts to people’s heartbeats, and it came to exist because of a series of personal relationships. It was born from love (like me). We had support from @burningman but we also pulled out of our own pockets to make it manifest. I left my home for the first time, moved to another country, went out into that desert. It cost me a heart. It was a gift, and a sacrifice for all of us involved, and changed the paths of all our lifelines. I’m quite certain it was intended for me to create this installation. I’m certain that the sand storms, the dust, the rose-pink clouds, the thunderstorms gathered around it intentionally, for me. What happens when that story gets taken without your permission? I am known by my creation. #pulseandbloom @rd108 @sabarani @lukeiseman @heatheraminastewart @samuelclay with a team of hearts @_gracenotes @jugularbean @vivek_chockalingam @brittanyjanis @_zenrabbit @mattmedved and more. Burningman 2014

A post shared by Shilo Shiv Suleman (@shiloshivsuleman) on

While the makers are yet to comment on the controversy and artist’s claims, the movie is running in the theatres and is getting mixed reactions from the audience. Apart from Prabhas and Shraddha, the film stars Chunky Panday, Jackie Shroff, Mahesh Manjrekar, Neil Nitin Mukesh. Directed by Sujeeth, Saaho is an out an out action film. In the film, Shraddha plays a cop. Saaho has released today in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam. 

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