A notice has been issued to Rajinikanth and his Kaala director Pa Ranjith in the recent plagiarism case. According to a PTI report, Assistant City Civil Judge R K P Tamilarasi issued a notice to Rajiikanth, the director and producer of the movie and South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce and has ordered them to reply to the accusations by June 15.
Earlier this month, assistant director Rajasekharan had accused the film’s producer Dhanush, Rajinikanth and Ranjith of conspiring to steal his title and story. “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.”
In his petition, Rajasekharan has accused the chamber of “misusing the rules of registration, renewal and cancellation of the titles to favour some influential persons and disfavouring indigent persons.” The petitioner also claimed that “the one year validity of the title registration clause itself was vogue and the film chamber cannot fix the time frame to complete the creativity of a person. He also contended that another dispute over the title and knot of the story ‘Karikalan’ was pending in the city civil court and hence the matter was sub-judice.”
Rajasekharan has requested the court to grant an injunction that prevents the cast and crew from filming the rest of the project.