Apurva Asrani's Kangana starrer 'Simran' script-leaking post backfires

ANI | Updated: Sep 20, 2017 18:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 20 (ANI): It may have failed to live up to the hype, but Kangana Ranaut's 'Simran' is still making the headlines.

Just a few days after the Hansal Mehta film hit the theatres, scriptwriter Apurva Asrani took to his Twitter and Facebook accounts and shared the 'original' script of the film.

"Here it is-the #Simran script! Interesting exercise to see how some bits evolve, while some get lost in translation," he wrote.

However, his tweet backfired and the netizens were in no mood to spare him.

One of the twitterers wrote, "Some bits evolved is a misleading statement. The most interesting scene at the gas station, charged with tension, isn't in your script," adding, "If that was truly Kangana's addition or Hansal's idea, they single handedly elevated your flat, verbose scene where she just complains."

"Is it legal to post this while the movie hasn't even finished 1week ? @mehtahansal," said another one.

It all started when the first teaser of 'Simran' gave credit to Kangana for "additional story and dialogues."

The original writer, Apurva, was livid when the 31-year-old actress also alleged that she was the one who turned this "dark and gritty thriller" into a "light, fun film" and that she was approached by Hansal with just "one line screenplay."

However, Apurva had claimed that Simran was based on his script with Kangana only adding inputs that any actor does in the course of making a film.

"I gave two years of my life to write Simran. I refused directors I adore because I was giving the film my 100 percent. I feel invested because Praful (Kangana's character in Simran) is an oddball character like me. When I moved abroad at 21 to study, I dressed funny and spoke in an odd accent. I was a misfit but wanted to fit in. Praful comes from that space. She likes to gamble with life. That comes from my brother, Ricky, who assisted me on the script. He can play Poker for hours, clean the table with a straight face. Praful is a divorcee, yet doesn't let a patriarchal society hold her back. That comes from my sister Malvika. Then, there's graph Kangana has found to make Praful her own. She is a mix of so many interesting people from our worlds," he said in an early interview.

The director himself, meanwhile, backed his film, tweeting, "Yes, I am guilty. Guilty of crediting individuals who contribute to making my films very special to many of us. Call me names, as many names as you want. But in your desperation to seek attention and gain sympathy do not try to harm my film." (ANI)