Harinder Sikka claims ‘Raazi’ director Meghna Gulzar didn’t give him credit score: ‘I was removed from everything’

Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, July 20

Writer Harinder Sikka has accused Meghna Gulzar of eradicating him “from everything” within the movie ‘Razi’. 

‘Razi’ is predicated on the e-book ‘Calling Sehmat’ written by Harinder Sikka. 

The author additionally went on to accuse her of delaying his e-book’s lunch, eradicating him from the Jaipur Literature Film Festival and an awards occasion. 

Meghna Gulzar has not responded to the accusations but.

With a printout of an e-mail in his hand, Sikka mentioned throughout a panel dialogue on Republic TV on Sunday: “I wrote Raazi and this is proof against my name by (Meghna) Gulzar. It was written to me by Jaipur Literature Festival. I was removed from everything, from Filmfare, my book was not allowed to be launched by Gulzar in person. You want me read out this email where Jaipur Literature Festival head says, ‘In my 35 years of career, I have never seen anybody bulldozing to remove one person.’ In this particular case, Gulzar is the case in point.”

“My book was tried to be delayed? Why? Every credit must go to Meghna Gulzar. First Jaipur Literature Festival, then the Filmfare Awards. The best original screenplay award was to be given to me but it was removed, it was given to some film by the name Andhadhun which was a copy of a French book because I was to be removed,” he additional added.

Sikka additionally claimed that not simply Raazi, even Meghna’s newest movie Chhapaak additionally stole the credit score from the unique author. He mentioned, “It is not the only one, what did Meghna do further! Chhapaak. She took away that poor writer – the lawyer in Delhi, her credit away. Ask Ravi Tandon (Raveena Tandon’s father) about what happened. There is a history of mafia operating. I have nothing against nobody, it’s not my profession. This happens because I was an outsider.”

Sikka had additionally produced the movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ in 2018, which went on to win three National Film Awards. 

Claiming that the movie didn’t get its due, he mentioned: “My film that was to go for Oscars – Nanak Shah Fakir was not allowed because someone came from Bollywood and said, ‘Oh he is an outsider, we sent our picture’.”

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