On plagiarism and source for plots

Ramakrishna Sanka (sankar@nortel.ca)
12 Dec 1997 08:14 CST

This thread no longer was about quiz :)

I read a novel by C. Anandaramam, which apparently was based on a 
rumoured affair between Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rahman - right down to
the hero (a film director/producer) spotting this talented heroine from
a south indian film dance (I feel referring to Waheeda's dance in 
rOjulu mArAyi - Eruvaaka saagarO song) -- to the hero introducing
a novel way of rendering songs as reading poetry (I think a reference
to the famous song in Pyasa) and so on.

Are there any other instances of blatant "coincidental resemblances to 
people living or dead" ?