Bollywood actress Disha Patani has been arrested by Diet Sabya for posting a photo of a work of art, claiming it was made by her brother, Suryansh Patani.
Disha posted a photo of an anime character Malina from the game Helltaker and captioned it, “sketchbysurimy little bro’s art inspired by inhoso”
Although Disha gave credit to Inhoso – the Argentinian artist who sketched the character for the anime – Diet Sabya called her out for the inescapable similarities between the two images. In a story that has now disappeared, Diet Sabya said the photo Disha posted was actually the art of Inhoso with the watermark removed, Storypick reported.
Many users also started calling Disha over the alleged plagiarism in the comments section of her post.
One user wrote: “Beautiful stolen art”, while another user tagged the Argentinian artist and said: “Stolen from @ inhoso.art”.
The report says Inhoso responded to all the controversy by posting a story on Instagram. He said his drawing of Melina is fan art and drawing it is illegal (as the character is copyrighted), so there is little he can do to get his work copied.
Inhoso also said he was not angry but happy because people showed up to help him. He ended the story by asking his followers to relax.
However, in a new Instagram story, the artist said things had escalated quickly and he appreciated the support. Changing his stance, he now says that “the whole ‘problem’ was a misunderstanding and it’s already settled. You can check out the artist’s link here.
He also said that Disha gave him credit for this position and that was more than enough. The cartoonist warned his supporters not to post any mean and hateful comments or threats.
Calling it a mistake, he insisted that his artwork be reproduced and shared it on Instagram because it looked good. According to Inhoso, they’ve now given him the credit, so his supporters should now move on.
This piece of art is said to be fan art of the character Malina from the Helltaker video game. The Argentinian artist first posted it on his Insta Inhoso’s account in July.
In February 2020, Diet Sabya called on Disha Patani for her outfit in the film Malang. The Handle had asked its subscribers if Disha’s dress was a “Gandi copy” of Sarah Jessica Parker’s dress.
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