Popular Director Shankar has denied reports claiming a non-bailable warrant has issued against him in the ‘Enthiran’ Plagiarism case.
”I’m shocked to see the reports saying that an arrest warrant has been issued by the Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Egmore against me” said Shankar in a statement.
Director Shankar’s statement:
The statement read, “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. Such news without verification has caused needless anguish to me and my family and well-wishers”.
Earlier reports had stated that the court had issued the warrant against Shankar as he failed to appear for hearings for ground 10 years in the case.
What is the issue all about.?
A complaint was filed by writer Arur Tamilnadan stating that the story of Shankar’s ‘Enthiran’ was a copy of his story titled ‘Jiguba’. Arur Tamilnadan had published his story in 1996.
Arur Tamilnadan claims that Shankar had copied his story, which is a violation of Copyright Act, 1957.
‘Enthiran’ was released in 2010, dominated box office worldwide. ‘Enthiran’ became the highest grossing Indian film and also won 2 National Film Awards.
‘Enthiran’ directed by Shankar, produced by Sun Pictures featured Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam, Karunas and others.