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Indian filmmaker’s short film Kriti pulled down from YouTube after Aneel Neupane’s copyright claim

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KATHMANDU — Indian filmmaker Shirish Kunder’s short film ‘Kriti’ has been removed from YouTube after Nepal’s Aneel Neupane’s copyright claims.

The film in which popular Bollywood actors Manoj Bajpayee and Radhika Apte played lead role, pulled out from YouTube after Aneel claimed that the film’s plot was intrigued from his short film ‘BOB’.

Aneel Neupane's short film BOB

Aneel Neupane’s short film BOB

YouTube removed the film on Tuesday stating, “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Aneel Neupane.”

Aneel then shared a post with an image on the micro-blogging site Twitter that showed Shirish Kunder’s short film ‘Kriti’ is no longer available on YouTube. The Nepali director then thanked his followers for the immense support.

Last week, Aneel wrote a Facebook post which went viral. It stated that Kriti was copied from his own short film BOB, which was completed in October 2015 and had been online on Vimeo and YouTube since December 2015 and May 2016 respectively.

Shirish Kunder's short film Kriti

Shirish Kunder’s short film Kriti

Aneel had clearly stated in his Facebook post how Indian filmmaker Kunder copied every bit from ‘BOB’.  He urged people to spread the word and report the video for plagiarism.

‘Kriti’, an 18-minute short film, was released online on June 22.

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Flood sweeps away bridge at Barhabise

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CHUTARA — Flood and landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have swept away a concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise bazaar last night.

It has resulted in disruption of vehicular movement, creating hassles to the people especially from Barhabise municipality and Bhotekoshi rural municipality, said Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Barhabise, Yadav Thapa.

Twenty-two houses of Barhabise bazaar area have been waterlogged after the settlement was flooded.

The Chinese government had constructed the 40-feet long bridge in 2024 BS. Mud and sands have piled up to five feet on the road sides.

Three excavators have been used to remove the landslide debris, added Thapa. Engineer at the Road Division Office, Charikot, said preparation was underway to install a bailey bridge there.

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