Are they copying my ideas again?
When word got out that I was about to make "Sepet", a story of interracial love, someone else quickly came out with a film revolving around the same subject.
While we were mulling over the idea of making "Mukhsin", a children's film about a tomboy girl who preferred to play with boys, again someone else went out of their way to make something based on a similar idea, and released it before our film.
But Allah is great. In both instances, our films outdid theirs at the box office, despite being released later than theirs. Alhamdulillah.
Rumour has it that it's happening again. This time with "Talentime".
So keep your eyes peeled and your ears pricked for upcoming film projects where the premise is centred around the idea of young people and music, similar to our idea for "Talentime".
In the meantime, I seek protection from Allah against their mean-spirited intentions.