Just a few days back, Sallu miyaan launched the trailer of his much-anticipated film Jai Ho. And though it may have received positive response, the trailer seems to have been inspired from a Hollywood flick
Salman Khan’s forthcoming film Jai Ho which is directed by his brother Sohail Khan is a remake of A R Murugadoss’s 2006 Telugu film Stalin. What’s interesting is that even Stalin was inspired from Hollywood film Pay It Forward. It’s not surprising that B-town filmmakers take inspiration from West but ever heard of a trailer being aped? Well, the beginning of the Jai Ho trailer is a direct lift from the Hollywood flick Pay It Forward. In the Salman starrer trailer, the superstar is seen drawing a family tree of sorts and you get to see the same in Pay It Forward as well. The only difference is – in the Mimi Leder Hollywood flick a boy is seen doodling.
When a tabloid quizzed Sohail the about the uncanny resemblance between the trailer and the Hollywood flick, he sent a message, “I am only aware of Stalin and currently I am busy with the film’s post production.” Wethinks it really doesn’t matter coz Salman films whether rip off or not always manage to get cash registers ringing, hai na? Such is the star power of the bhai of Bollywood!.