Shirish Kunder's response - to say that the idea had been 'borrowed' by many:
The posters similarity was tweeted among the several supportive comments in favour of the director and his cast.
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.
The makers of Kriti on June 30 also released a statement which says they'll file a defamation suit against Nepali filmmaker Aneel Neupane, who alleges that the plot has been copied from his own short BOB, released seven months ago.
"A takedown on YouTube is not a proof of wrongdoing but only that the matter is being investigated<' the statement read.
#KritiSeeksTruth trended on Wednesday evening, prompting a debate over whether the film is really lifted. Some believed in Shirish Kunder:
Click on #KritiSeeksTruth and you'll know what a paid trend looks like. Facepalm moment for Shirish Kaun?der.- (@WoCharLog) June 29, 2016
#KritiSeeksTruth ; and the people who are saying this need medical treatment!!- MasterMind (@thekommonman) June 29, 2016
On Tuesday, director Aneel Neupane tweeted that Kriti had been removed from YouTube: