Director Shirish Kunder's short film Kriti won rave reviews however, his joy was short lived as soon after the film released on YouTube. Aneel Neupane, an independent filmmaker from Nepal accused him of stealing the plot of his short film BOB.
Shirish not only rubbished Aneel's claims but also filed a legal notice against him and sought a written apology from him. However, YouTube has now taken down Kunder's short film due to a copyright claim. Now, the message ‘The video is no longer available due to copyright claim by Aneel Neupane', pops up to viewers. YouTube has taken down Aneel's short film BOB as well, again due to copyright issues. The copyright claim has been attributed to Abhayanand Singh of Singapore-based Muviz Pte Ltd, the producer of Kriti.