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10 Aug

Mehwish Hayat thinks her film Actor in Law has inspired Batti Gul Meter Chalu

Seems like electricity issues and skyrocketing bills is one more common thing between India and Pakistan; these are issues that have plagued the common man on both sides of the border. Earlier it was Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat’s film Actor in Law that highlighted the problem in one of its courtroom sessions and now Bollywood’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu sheds light on the prevailing issue in a very inspirational manner.

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Mehwish Hayat saw the trailer and couldn’t help but draw a comparison. “Major dejavu!” tweeted the actor adding that it reminds her of her film Actor in Law.

 

 

Like Fahad Mustafa takes the common man’s problem to the court and fights for their rights, here we see Shahid Kapoor fight against corruption in the electricity department. Mehwish further added, “Great to see that our neighbours are now taking inspiration from our movies.”

 

Read More:  ‘Actor in Law’ to be screened in India

 

While it’s great to see Bollywood take ‘inspiration’ from our films, the makers of Actor in Law are not too happy about the idea of ‘not giving due credit’.

Actor in Law’s screening in Mumbai will further prove where the inspiration has been taken from,” stated producer Fizza Ali in an exclusive chat with Something Haute.  “This is a very interesting timing for us, as obviously, their media will also be present.”

“This just proves that people are watching our cinema across the border. Be it discreetly, they’re still watching,” Fizza said, also adding that it would be better if they started releasing our movies there the same way we screen Bollywood films here.

“And if they just want to take inspiration, they should do it ethically by giving due credit at least,” she concluded.

Take a look at the trailer of the Bollywood film. What are your thoughts?

 

Muna Moini

The author is a Karachi based writer at Something Haute.