Police are investigating a complaint that the designs on two saris created for Aishwarya Rai’s wedding were plagiarised from a previous work of art, police said.

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The two intricately woven garments were made by award-winning craftsman Chaturbhuja Meher.

Amitabh Bachchan had purchased the saris for the wedding of Aishwarya and Abishek Bachchan.

The saris, like the wedding, made a splash and now Meher’s cousin, Kailash Meher, has filed charges alleging that the designs were taken from his painting The Tree of Life, N P Nayak, a police officer in Orissa said on Wednesday.

The two artists live in Orissa.

Nayak said the sari maker was being investigated for fraud.

“The charges are serious in nature,” he said.

Chaturbhuja Meher denied the allegations, saying his creation was substantially different from the painting.

“All the charges made against me are false. I am contemplating a defamation suit”, the master weaver told a local television channel.

Source: IbnLive

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