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Shekhar Kapoor Shares Nostalgic Post About Masoom, Twitterati Says the Film is 'Unoriginal'

Shekhar Kapoor shared a poster on his 1983 film 'Masoom' on Twitter, leading people to remind him that it was not an original script but took cue from Hollywood film 'Man Woman Child.'


Updated:August 2, 2019, 8:38 AM IST
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Shekhar Kapoor Shares Nostalgic Post About Masoom, Twitterati Says the Film is 'Unoriginal'
Image of Masoom poster, Shekhar Kapoor, courtesy of Instagram

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor's Masoom, which released in 1983, put the famed director in the top leagues in Bollywood. Films such as Mr India and Bandit Queen followed and Shekhar became one of the most regarded and sought after directors of his time. Recently, he shared a poster of the classic family-drama film Masoom on Twitter and wrote how many colleagues from the industry suggested that he change the script of the film and how he did not pay heed to them and stuck to his guns.

Sharing a poster of Masoom, Shekhar wrote on Twitter, "So many people that ‘knew' wanted me to change the script of 'Masoom'. People that were famous, experienced and ‘knowledgeable' told me it had no drama, no villain. I was naive, unknown, unskilled and untrained. But rebellious. Thank God for that."

However, netizens were quick to point out that Masoom indeed was not an original script but took cue from Erich Segal's novel Man Woman Child, which was published a few months before Shekhar's directorial hit theatres. Masoom was a story about how the news of a man's love child creates havoc in the life of a happy family. Naseeruddin Shah played the father, while Shabana Azmi essayed the role of his wife.

As soon as the post surfaced, people were quick to point out that Masoom was a rip-off of a novel. See some reactions here:

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