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Did IIFA organisers plagiarize late actress Sridevi's tribute video?

by Vibhuti Gupta, Tuesday, July 31, 2018

After a month, the prestigious IIFA awards 2018 finally telecasted on July 30th, 2018. As expected, the event was filled with fun, glamour, and performances by the most amazing actors including Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and legendary Rekha! The award show also paid their tribute to three of the most iconic stars of the history of cinema: Mr. Shashi Kapoor, Mrs. SriDevi and Mr. Vinod Khanna. They prepared a heartfelt presentation and presented awards for their contributions.

IIFA 2018 was organized in Thailand!

However, the tribute to legendary late actress SriDevi has now come into trouble on the grounds of plagirism. Saba Arif has accused the award show stating that the IIFA organisers "ripped off" her tribute for Sridevi and "passed it off" as their own compilation during the award show.

Apparently, she had shared a video 'The Last Empress: A Tribute to SriDevi (1963-2018)' on her YouTube account just days after SriDevi's sudden demise.

Sharing the video on her Facebook account, Saba wrote, "It's so heartbreaking when something you've worked on gets ripped off and passed off as someone else's work. I just happened to turn on the TV to watch the IIFA awards last night and I got the rude shock of having MY video being played on the show without my permission!"

"To see the entire film fraternity tearing up after having watched the video that I made might have been the biggest privilege of my career, if it hadn't been for the fact that they didn't acknowledge me at all for having made it. Way to go IIFA Awards COLORS TV Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Thanks so much for stealing my #Sridevi tribute video at the #IIFA2018 awards," she added.

And she was not done yet, the post continued, "Your laziness, lack of scruples, and incompetence shines through. Just goes to show how sincere your tribute was, after all."

Meanwhile, SriDevi won the award for Best Actress award for her role in Mom. The trophy was collected by her filmmaker husband Boney Kapoor who broke down on stage while receiving the award. Sridevi passed away on February 24, 2018, by an accidental drowning.

Also Read:- Who is all time greatest actors of bollywood?

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