A queer independent filmmaker has accused an Amazon Prime series of ripping off his 2011 anthology film without any credit or acknowledgement.
Indian film and TV director and screenwriter Onir accused the creators behind Amazon series Made in Heaven of copying his award-winning film I Am in a series of tweets.
Onir spoke out about the similarities following a tweet from casting director Nalinii Rathnam.
“Did the makers of Made in Heaven ask/take permission/inform Onir before lifting this sequence frame by frame from his National Award winning film I Am?” Rathnam asked.
Onir shared the tweet and wrote: “I was quite taken aback when I saw that so much of that section of I Am was not only there as content but shot exactly in the same way.
“But acknowledgement has never been the strength of this industry,” he added.
Queer Indian filmmaker Onir said the similarities between Amazon Prime series Made in Heaven and I Am are ‘disheartening’.