Copy or be inspired, who decides? Apparently, the world’s biggest production house is accused of copying an entire scene from a Bollywood movie. Marvel Cinematic Universe has released its next-gen movie Shang-chi, Marvel’s first movie starring a Chinese-American superhero released in 2021. The movie not only grossed $400 million worldwide, but also garnered acclaim. by viewers.
But it looks like for the first time Marvel has copied something, that too from a Bollywood movie. Apparently, the creators of Shang-Chi blatantly copied an entire fight scene of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone with Bajirao Mastani. Not only the frame, but the actions were also an exact copy to Shang-Chi.
The comparison video went viral in no time and saw the internet claim that the Marvel movie Shang-Chi, The Legend of the Ten Rings likely copied a scene from Bajirao Mastani. The viral video posted below is taken from Reddit, which shows a frame-by-frame comparison of Shang-Chi and Bajirao Mastani’s scenes, respectively.
Since the video was posted on Reddit today, the content has received over 1200 votes and 136 comments. One user wrote, “It’s a blatant copy but no one would have a problem since it’s Hollywood taking it from Bollywood (sic)”, another user said that by copying this scene, Hollywood got avenged for all the scenes that Bollywood copied from them. Another user wrote: “I recently found this! the scene of Shang Chi is an exact replica of Bajirao Mastani? All thoughts (sic). “
Bajirao Mastani was released in 2015, while Shang-Chi was released in 2021. The Bollywood movie was directed by Bollywood ace director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film had Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles. Being one of the most expensive films in India, it not only earned over 350 crore at the box office but also won 11 Filmfare awards and three national awards.