EXPOSE: Sudhir Mishra’s Driver a Rip-Off!

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Very rarely do Bollywood directors give enough credit to their writers. In fact, while the writers have been fighting this very matter out, many of them have come to believe that this is just way of the industry. However, when a director takes a script penned by writer, deeming it his own, well now that’s a totally different story.

We’re talking about Sudhir Mishra’s DRIVER here. The director very recently went ahead to announce a new film by the name of Driver for which he has casted Ranbir Kapoor and Chitrangada Singh.
The storyline of this film apparently bears resemblence to Aditya Kripalani’s debut novel BACKSEAT.

When BollySpice contacted the actual writer of the story, we got to know that the script of the new movie bears an uncanny resemblance to Aditya Kripalani’s acclaimed novel, BackSeat. Kripalani was in fact a scriptwriter with Mishra who abruptly let go of him some time in late 2005 claiming that the story didn’t work for him.

When the film was announced, Kripalani was naturally surprised of not only the film’s title but at the plot. Both the script and book are centered around a driver and his boss’ paid girlfriend. The duo develop a secret relationship as they spend time together in the backseat of a car, hence the title.

The writer revealed that the script and all its drafts were registered under his name and based on that story he wrote the novel called BACK SEAT which is also registered under his name.

The film is slated to begin shooting in 2011 but not before the writer is given his rightful acknowledgement for the film. You can be sure that the writer will be pursuing this matter further and BollySpice will be bringing you the latest hot off the press.

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