WEB DESK: Famous Pakistani documentary film maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won the 88th Academy Awards in Best Documentary – Short Subject for ‘The Girl in the river’ and made history by becoming the only Pakistani to bag two Oscar awards.
As the news of Sharmeen winning an Academy Award spread, veteran director Syed Noor claimed the film maker had stolen the idea of his fictitious movie, The Price of Honor.
Sharmeen had maintained silence on the allegation till now but by responding to a query made by an inquisitive fan on Twitter, she finally cleared the air.
When asked: “How far the news of ‘stealing the idea with the same name too’ from a Pakistani movie for 2nd Oscars documentary are true?”
Sharmeen replied, “How does one steal the idea of a documentary from a fiction film? Pray enlighten me!”
@TalatFida how does one steal the idea of a documentary from a fiction film? Pray enlighten me!
— Sharmeen Obaid (@sharmeenochinoy) March 2, 2016
Price of Honour is based on an impoverished girl who challenges the status quo for her basic rights whereas, Sharmeen’s documentary follows the story of an 18-year-old girl, a rare survivor of an honour killing attempt, who falls in love and lives to tell the tale.
It seems that the Oscar winner does not pay heed to such allegations. Instead, she took to social media to thank everyone for her big win at the 88th Annual Academy Awards.
Thank you! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hHugfvK2KO
— Sharmeen Obaid (@sharmeenochinoy) February 29, 2016