Bhoomi director Omung Kumar refutes plagiarism charges on Sanjay Dutt's poster

FP Staff

Aug,02 2017 13:29 49 IST

Amidst all the praise for the first two posters of Omung Kumar's revenge drama Bhoomi, there were also a few voices of criticism that alleged that the second poster, featuring Sanjay Dutt's blood-soaked face staring into the camera, has been copied from Joe Carnahan's 2011 survival thriller The Grey that starred Liam Neeson.

Sanjay Dutt's first look from Bhoomi. Twitter

Sanjay Dutt's first look from Bhoomi. Twitter

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha came to the rescue of Bhoomi and refuted the allegations, despite not having any direct association with the film. Now, Mid-Day reports that Kumar has denied all allegations of plagiarism and lashed out at the trolls for trying to pull down Dutt who will return to the silver screen in this film after his release from jail last year.

The same report quotes Kumar as saying, "It's a shot in my movie's climax. It's not a standalone image that we shot to use for the poster. Why wouldn't I bank on my actor's face? Baba (Dutt) is back and that's the message. We've put sweat and blood into giving Baba a film worthy of his name. Once the trailer releases, everyone will shut up."

Bhoomi also stars Aditi Rao Hydari and Shekhar Suman. It is co-produced by Legend Studios and T-Series Films. It is slated to release on 22 September.