"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
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"
In a post on Facebook, Kathmandu-based Aneel Neupane has alleged that Shirish Kunder 'practically stole the plot' of BOB, which was released on Vimeo seven months ago
"The @ShirishKunder short is a taut and edge of the seat watch!!! Expect the unexpected!!! Watch it ASAP....," Karan Johar wrote on Twitter.