K Rajasekaran, an assistant director working in Tamil films, has filed a petition against the makers of Rajinikanth starrer Kaala. He told Silverscreen that he had registered the title almost two decades ago.
“I had written a script based on King Karikala Cholan, and had even met Rajinikanth sir to discuss the script. The film didn’t take off, however. Meanwhile, I heard that Rajini had started a movie titled Kaala. When I made some enquiries, I found out that Dhanush had stolen my script, made alterations to it and registered it and the title with the South Indian Film Chamber Of Commerce. I’m extremely vexed at this and more than that, I feel betrayed.”
Rajasekaran also requested the Nadigar Sangam, the Directors Union and the Producers Council to take stringent action in this matter. “My case is the only one in the spotlight. But I know of so many aspiring filmmakers whose work is stolen by famous directors and actors. We really and badly need a system in place.”
He requested the Police authorities to take action against Dhanush and his Wunderbar Films.
A spokesperson for Kaala refused to comment on the issue.