Here’s How Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero Has Fallen Into Its First Controversy


A few lines of a poem has been used in Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero and the makers forgot to give the credit to the poet!

The teaser of Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero is doing great amongst the audience. It was released on the very first day of the New Year, when the actor had tweeted, “टिकटें लिए बैठें हैं लोग मेरी ज़िंदगी की, तमाशा भी पूरा होना चाहिए! As promised, here’s the title of @aanandlrai ‘s film. @AnushkaSharma #KatrinaKaif @RedChilliesEnt @cypplOfficial”.

But the same tweet has made the film fall into a controversy. Because now it seems that the line was not mere a line, but a part of somebody else’s poem. The line is a creation of the poet Mithilesh Baria, whom the makers forgot to give the due credit. And the poet is not quite happy with it!

In a conversation with Midd Day, Baria said, “This appears to be a lapse on their part. But when the project is of this stature, all a writer wants is to be credited for his creation. I was shocked and hurt when fans bought this to my notice. It appears that the line is a part of the film’s narrative, not a mere tweet. So, I hope they give me my due credit.”

He added on saying, “He assured me that it was a mistake, and he would do his best to rectify it. I am not sure how he will do so. Will Shah sa’ab put out another tweet crediting me? Rai- ji seemed like an affable man. I hope they are fair.”

Well, there seems to be not much trouble for the makers as the poet just wants them to rectify their mistake!

Talking about the film Zero, it stars Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. Directed by Aanand L Rai, it is slated to release on December 21, this year.