Spectra Multimedia Films recently released an advertisement in a Bollywood Trade Publication for their revived project The Three Kings which looked very much like the Kurbaan film poster – remember Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. We couldn’t help observing the striking similarity.
The colour scheme of the poster of The Three Kings is similar to that of the Kurbaan poster and the actress now featured is Pranita Nikki Singh who plays Zeenat Aman in the film. The actress is also bare-backed like Kareena Kapoor though there is no male, unlike in Kurbaan where Saif Ali Khan poses with his lady love.
Even the colour scheme of the lettering is quite similar. We couldn’t help wondering who copied whom. When we contacted producer-director Ashok Kumar Jha he said that he couldn’t comment on the designs, layouts and artwork. “We had shot some stills for the film. The advertisement concept was designed. The Three Kings poster is quite different and the film is based on the life of Parveen Babi, played by Pranita Nikki Singh.
We wonder if this is very strange and rare coincidence or a clear case of Copy Cats at work. Anyway the striking resemblance of the two designs including the similarity in the fonts and colours is amazing.