Enthiran Plagiarism Controversy: Non-Bailable Warrant Against Shankar Over Rajinikanth-Aishwarya Rai Starrer; Director Clarifies

Reportedly, Shankar has been issued a non-bailable warrant by a magistrate court in Chennai over his blockbuster film, Enthiran starring Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. However, the director clarifies the reports

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Enthiran Plagiarism Controversy: Non-Bailable Warrant Against Shankar Over Rajinikanth-Aishwarya Rai Starrer; Director Clarifies
Filmmaker Shankar’s directorial venture Enthiran aka Robot starring Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan which was released in 2010 was one of the blockbuster films. The film won many accolades and fans extremely loved the movie which was then made into a sequel 2.0. Nevertheless, the film that went through trouble in 2010 is still going to through some trouble after writer Arur Tamilnandan filed a petition against Shankar alleging that he used his story for Enthiran. Now, the latest reports suggest Shankar has been issued a non-bailable warrant by a magistrate court in Chennai over his blockbuster film. However, Shankar on Monday denied the reports claiming a non-bailable warrant and mentioned it to be false in his statement. 

In his statement, Shankar said that he was shocked to see ‘false news’ about a non-bailable warrant issued against him. “My advocate Mr Sai Kumaran has approached the Hon’ble court today and brought this to the Court’s attention. The Learned Judge was pleased to immediately confirm that no warrant has been issued against me. The reference to any warrant has apparently occurred due to a glitch in the online court reporting, which is presently being corrected,” his statement said, as mentioned in The News Minute.

Earlier, in 2010, the writer accused Shankar of plagiarism and had allegedly filed a complaint against him for copyright violation of his story, which was first published as Jugiba in a magazine named Iniya Udayam in April 1996. He said that his story was republished in 2007 in a novel Tik Tik Deepika. In the petition, Tamilnandan alleged that Enthiran was a copy of his work and even sought Rs 1 crore or patent infringement from the director.





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