Even before Shakib Khan starrer ‘Password’ was released, there were allegations of plagiarism against it. Many have claimed that it is a copy of South Korean film ‘The Target’. However, director Malek Afsary denied these allegations and offered 10 lakhs to anyone who can prove these claims. He also said he would leave the industry if that happened.
Director Chang’s film ‘The Target’ was released in April of 2014. The plot and even sequences of ‘Password’ seem to closely match the film, according to some viewers.
Co-producer Mohammad Iqbal said, ‘Hollywood films inspire remakes around the world. You can’t call those films fakes. We were also inspired by certain aspects of the South Korean film but we didn’t make a copy of it.’
In a Facebook post, director Malek Afsary addressed the allegations against his film. He said, ‘I have been accused of copying the Tamil film ‘Dynamic’. I would never misuse the name of a superstar like Shakib Khan to make a copy of a Tamil or Telegu film.’
‘Password’ was jointly produced by Shakib Khan and Mohammad Iqbal. Abdullah Zahir wrote the screenplay of the film which stars Shakib Khan, Bubly, Misha Saudagar, Amit Hassan and many more. The film was released in 177 cinema halls across the country during Eid-ul-fitr.
This is Shakib Khan’s first movie as producer in five years. Back in 2014, he worked as producer for director Badiul Alam Khokon’s film ‘Hero: The Superstar’. The film co-starred Shakib Khan’s ex-wife Apu Biswas.