Bengaluru-based artist Shilo Shiv Suleman fired on the makers of Young Rebel star Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor‘ recently released film Saaho for copying her artwork, which she installed in 2014 at Burning Man festival, for the movie’s poster.
Shilo Shiv Suleman is a contemporary artist. She took to her Instagram to share a picture of her artwork installation from 2014 at the famous Burning Man festival and wrote a lengthy note.
Shilo Shiv Suleman accused the makers of Saaho of using her creation, called Pulse and Bloom, without her permission for the song Baby Won’t You Tell Me.
An Instagram account Diet Sabya alleged that Saaho makers copied the work of the artist for a poster of the film. H Sabya wrote, “Breaking: Prabhas-Shraddha Kapoor Film to Break Avengers Endgame Opening Day Record, Didn’t find the budget to produce original artwork for the poster. Left: Artist @shiloshivsuleman; Right #saaho #dietsabya #gandi #copy #prabhas #shraddhakapoor.”
The makers of Saaho are yet to comment on the controversy. Saaho is helmed by Sujeeth and is bankrolled by UV Creations. Apart from Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, the film Saaho also has other stars like Chunky Panday, Jackie Shroff, Mahesh Manjrekar, Neil Nitin Mukesh in supporting roles.
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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