April 1, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): The Hindi movie Housefull copies no scenes from the English movie The Hangover, confirms filmmaker Sajid Khan.
Recent allegations of plagiarism over a scene from Hollywood hit The Hangover hasn’t gone down well with Housefull director Sajid Khan who confirms that no scene from Housefull has any resemblance to The Hangover.
The scene in question is one that involves a tiger and has got rumor mills buzzing ever since the film’s promos have been out with its assumed similarity to a particular scene from the Hollywood hit the The Hangover.
However director Sajid Khan isn’t shocked by the allegations .Says Sajid “I could see these accusations coming “and blasting all those who seem to think that he indulges in plagiarism added “Yes there is a tiger in the house but I’m not dumb enough to rip off a scene from a recent hit film, tweak my original screenplay of Housefull to forcibly incorporate it and then show it to the audience through promos so that rumor mongers can start debating about a lift from The Hangover”
Reveals a source “There is no similarity between the scenes except that they both have a tiger. In Housefull Akshay Kumar brings the tiger into the house himself as a gift to Lara Dutta”
Eros International and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull the romantic comedy entertainer is a story of normal people caught in abnormal situations sparked off by a white lie.