Kareena Kapoor’s Heroine poster is a rip-off
Kareena Kapoor’s much-awaited Heroine poster isn’t an original. After taking a look at Bebo’s pose, we realised it’s a copy of one of Mariah Carey’s promotional photos for her The Emancipation of Mimi album.
Mariah was shot by world famous celeb photographer David LaChapelle who’s photographed everyone from Britney Spears, Hillary Clinton to David Beckham and Muhammad Ali while Kareena’s poster is designed by an Indian design company. Now, inspiration is a form of flattery, but the designers of the posters have gone as far as to retain the exact pose and the backdrop of a bed like Carey’s photo. The only difference being that while the diva is smiling in the camera, Bebo’s expression is quite dramatic, given the tone of the film. However, this isn’t the first time the film’s poster looks like an imitation. The initial poster with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan unveiled at Cannes was identical to a foreign film titled Cover Story in concept. Both the posters resemble film magazine covers with the titles ‘explosive’ used in the headline.