"Today after millions of people watching it and film getting global audiences from places like Brazil, Poland, Egypt, Israel, and many more countries, Muvizz.com and I have decided to double out efforts and showcase more of Kriti to our audiences through the format of a web series or a feature film" said Shirish Kunder
"Censor board has always been unfair. What's new in that? Ever since it was formed, they have been unfair and there has always been a fight between them and the filmmakers. Their job is to only certify the film and not to censor or ban anything," said Manoj Bajpayee
Of the two films, BOB is relatively obscure while Kriti stars a high-profile cast of Radhika Apte, Manoj Bajpayee and Neha Sharma. Both deal with a psychiatrist who treats a man unsure if his girlfriend exists outside of his mind
On Wednesday morning, the short film starring Radhika Apte and Manoj Bajpayee was revealed to have been removed from YouTube after being accused of plagiarism. Now, a Twitter user points out that the poster of the film also looks remarkably like that of 2015 Japanese film Gekijourei
Kriti had reportedly crossed more than 2.5 million views before it was taken down. Nepali filmmaker Aneel Neupane, who alleged that Kriti's plot was lifted from BOB, tweeted: "Those who seek Kriti will find it removed. Thank you all for the immense support"
Aneel Neupane, a filmmaker from Nepal wrote on his Facebook page that Mr Kunder's psychological-thriller starring Radhika Apte and Manoj Bajpayee was copied from Bob and alleged that Mr Kunder had "practically stolen the plot and made it into his film"
"The @ShirishKunder short is a taut and edge of the seat watch!!! Expect the unexpected!!! Watch it ASAP....," Karan Johar wrote on Twitter.
Several actors from Bollywood, including Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have praised the film. "As an actor, one has to observe things. In real life, you keep meeting different kind of people and you use that experience in your work," said Manoj
"We have been working together since childhood in theatre and I have got to learn a lot from Manoj. We have done lot of masti. I feel the proudest and I'm not being patronising, he is one of the finest actors and I wish him all the best," said Shah Rukh
SRK says he has learnt a lot from Manoj Bajpayee and wished him 'all the luck' for the film
"It's overwhelming to see the response the trailer has received. It was very sweet of Salman to tweet about looking forward to watching our film. We are more than happy to arrange a special screening for him," Manoj Bajpayee said
The Shool star mentioned that he feels extremely honoured and also thanked everyone for their love and appreciation. On Twitter Mr Bajpayee wrote: "Thank you for your tremendous appreciation and love. Feeling extremely honoured"