Vaani Kapoor and Akshay Kumar’s latest poster for their movie ‘Bell Bottom’ has been grabbing netizens’ attention for the wrong reasons as an Instagram influencer calls out the team for copying her work.
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Publicity for all the wrong reasons
Vaani Kapoor and Akshay Kumar’s new movie ‘Bell Bottom’ has been gaining attention for its lack of originality regarding its poster release prior to the release of its first song, ‘Marjawaan’.
Diet Sabya, a digital creator and influencer, uploaded a post claiming that the movie’s poster was plagiarized from a viral influencer photo from Sri Lanka.
The influencer shares a collage with the latest poster of bell Bottom with the viral picture of the Instagram influencer Camille. Her caption reads, “Matlab tacky bana do sab kuch (sic).”
About travel blogger Camille Demyttenaere
With a follower count of 344k, Camille Demyttenaere is a travel blogger who travels around the world with her partner Jean Hocke. Her vacation posts capture everything from nature to love.
Recently, a picture of Camille and Jean was taken in Sri Lanka, which went viral on social media for all the right reasons.
She captioned the post while sharing it on Instagram last year:
“OUR FAVOURITE 2019 PIC, THIS TIME WITH VIDEO It feels like yesterday that we were riding on this scenic train journey in Sri Lanka, with some of the most beautiful views in the entire country There were lots of different opinions on this picture, and we respect that, but for us this was one of the most fun pictures to create! Happy new year everyone (sic).”
Makers of ‘Bell Bottom’ respond to the issue online
It didn’t take time for Diet Sabya’s post to go viral as netizens went on to criticize the makes of Bell Bottom for the uncanny similarity.
Fashion photographer Sameer Bavalkar comments on the post, “I’ve been on such shoots, heck I’ve done a few. All that’s shown to us are stacks of references to western movies posters. In some cases to be matched inch to inch.”