Prabhu and Lakshman caught in plagiarism row

Wednesday 26th October 2016 07:04 EDT

Prabhu Deva's 'Bogan' remains surrounded with controversy with several big names of the Tamil movie industry getting dragged in the muck. Cinematographer-turned-director Antony has accused director Lakshman of stealing his story and filed a legal case against the makers of the film for several months now.

Things took a turn for the worse when the 'Bogan' team announced the film's release date on December 23. Antony soon filed a police complaint against producers Prabhu Deva, Ishari K Ganesh, and Lakshman. He has also claimed that his life is in danger and alleged that he had been attacked by unidentified goons who threatened him with dire consequences is he continues the plagiarism allegations. He explained that he began shooting for his film titled 'Hallva' in 2014, but it was stalled following financial constraints. Looking for new producers to complete the project, he emailed a copy of his script to Chennai's Vels University, headed by Ishari.

On learning the similarities between 'Bogan' and his project, Antony approached the South Indian Film Writers Association. They were however unable to resolve the dispute and advised him to move the court. On the other hand, Lakshman stands firm and denies plagiarism charges accusing Antony of trying to extort money from him. He stated that the movie is inspired by several Hollywood movies. 'Bogan' features Jayam Ravi, Arvind Swami, and Hansika Motwani in the lead.

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