Is Laapataa Ladies a Bollywood Film Copy? Aamir Khan’s Co-Star Opens Up!

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Pune, May 10, 2024 – A claim has surfaced regarding Kiran Rao’s directed film “Laapataa Ladies,” suggesting it might be a replication of a 90s movie. Despite its lukewarm reception in theaters, the OTT release of the movie has gained significant traction. An actor from the film has alleged similarities between certain scenes in “Laapataa Ladies” and a Bollywood movie from the 1990s.

“Laapataa Ladies” emerged as one of the standout films of 2024, though its performance at the box office was underwhelmed. Directed by Kiran Rao, the movie features Pratibha Ranta, Nitanshi Goel, Sparsh Shrivastav, Ravi Kishan, and Chhaya Kadam in key roles.

Amidst praises, doubts arise over the originality of the film’s storyline. It revolves around two newly married women who find themselves on a train journey with their respective grooms. However, a mix-up leads one bride to end up with the wrong groom, driving the narrative towards themes of women’s empowerment.

Actor and filmmaker Anant Mahadevan, known for his work with Aamir Khan in movies like “Ishq” and “Mann,” has come forward with striking allegations. Mahadevan claims that several scenes from his 1999 film “Ghunghat Ke Pat Khol” bear resemblance to sequences in “Laapataa Ladies.” Notably, Mahadevan points out a scene at a railway station involving a veiled bride, which he alleges to be replicated in the newer film. Despite attempts to reach out to Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao for clarification, Mahadevan remains unsettled by the uncanny similarities he perceives.

Mahadevan’s assertion raises questions about the originality of “Laapataa Ladies” and its narrative inspiration. While the film’s success on OTT platforms is undeniable, concerns over its creative integrity linger. The controversy may prompt further scrutiny of Bollywood’s approach to storytelling and the prevalence of thematic recycling in the industry.