Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy‘s second Oscar win didn’t go well with a lot of fellow countrymen. Pakistan’s veteran director, Syed Noor even blamed her for copying the script and title of his 2011 movie The Price of Honour

Replying to these allegations, Chinoy cleared the controversy by tweeting an answer to a question posed by a follower on Twitter.

To this question, Chinoy replied:

Syed Noor’s movie, The Price of Honour revolves around the story of a girl who fight status quo to seek her rights whereas Chinoy’s Oscar-winning documentary, A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness is based on an 18-year-old girl who was shot and thrown in the name of honour as she had fallen in love with someone.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s Oscar Nominated Movie ‘A Girl in The River: The Price of Forgiveness’ Screening at PM Office

On Monday, Feb 29, 2016, Sharmeen created history by winning the second Oscar award for Pakistan.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Wins 2nd Oscar Award