My film isn’t copy of ‘The Longest Yard’: Rensil

March 30th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS  

By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Writer-director Rensil d’Silva, who is being accused of plagiarising the screenplay of David Dhawan’s “Hook Ya Crook”, says he has not copied the script of the upcoming film from the Adam Sandler film “The Longest Yard”.

“‘Hook Ya Crook’ is a prison-break drama. So to that extent there’d be some similarity between ‘Hook Ya Crook’ and any other prison-break drama. Having said that let me make it clear that my film isn’t at all a copy of ‘The Longest Yard’,” he said.

Rensil, who is currently editing his Kareena-Saif directorial debut, said he is eager to visit Hyderabad to check out the prison erected by David Dhawan at the Ramoji Rao Studio.

“Unfortunately, I’m so tied up with editing the canned footage of my film I can’t take any time off,” he said.

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