PANAJI: “The Storyteller is a humble tribute to Satyajit Ray, the doyen of Indian Cinema”, said actor Adil Hussain. The Cast and Crew of the Indian Panorama feature film, The Storyteller, were addressing a ‘Table Talk’ at the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa today.
Briefing the media and cinephiles about the film, Adil – who played a pivotal role in the film, said the film is based on a short story of the legendary filmmaker and Storyteller Satyajit Ray.
“As an artist, I feel that art should be free, but in today’s world, where a lot of commerce is involved in making a film, and nothing comes free of cost, it is the responsibility of the artist community to respect the originality of somebody’s creation and avoid plagiarism. Copyright is a challenging issue, not only in cinema but in every field these days, said actress Tannishtha Chatterjee.
Adding to the discussion on plagiarism Adil Hussain said, “As per Karmik law, anything you get free, you need to face a consequence for that. So for any product or service you receive, be it art or anything, either you should pay money or gratitude and acknowledgement to the creator. That should be the founding principle to deal with the issue of copyright.”