Kangana Ranaut’s Queen was well appreciated by critics to audience. The concept of a woman who goes on a honeymoon alone after getting dumped by her bridegroom on the day of wedding and in time, she learns to live life for herself was totally new. But it seems that the Director Vikas Bahl has been accused of copying the entire premise of the film from another movie ‘Phir Zindagi’, which is yet to be released.
Phir Zindagi stars Milind Soman and Gul Panag in the lead roles. Abhigyan Jha the writer said that, “We all saw the film (Queen) pretty late and we were shocked. Our film was shown to Vikas back in 2006 when he was with UTV Spotboy. He then went on to use the same premise in Queen. In fact, some of the scenes too have been lifted. The screenplay is slightly different, but the basic premise of a girl going for her honeymoon alone is the same.”
Jha wishes to take legal action against Bahl, but the ‘Phir Zindagi’ director and producer Parvati Balgopan disagrees as she feels that it would look like a publicity stunt. “Because Queen is successful, we may not be able to release our film. The characters are different, but the premise is exactly same. What hurts more is Vikas had seen the film. Had he not seen it, we would have thought that the similarities were only a co-incidence.”