Rajinikanth-starrer 'Lingaa' in legal tangle

Wednesday 10th December 2014 06:52 EST

The Madras High Court has issued notice to the makers of Tamil film “Lingaa” on a writ petition filed by aspiring filmmaker K R Ravi Rathinam who accused them of stealing his script. Apart from Rajinikanth the film features Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Shetty. The petitioner alleged that the producer and director had stolen the story of “Mullai Vanam 999,” being produced by him. He sought a direction to the authorities to constitute a committee to conduct an inquiry and "find the true authorship and ownership of the single storyline" found in both the films. Admitting the petition, Justice M Venugopal of the court's Madurai Bench ordered issue of notice to officials, including Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The petitioner submitted that the  pooja for his film “Mullai Vanam 999” was held on February 24. He alleged that the producer and director of “Lingaa” had clandestinely stolen the storyline of his film from YouTube as he had made a posting on it.

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