Enthiran: Non-Bailable Warrant Against Shankar Over Rajinikanth-Aishwarya Rai Starrer

Despite repeated reminders, Enthiran director Shankar failed to appear before the court. He's facing a plagiarism charge for allegedly copying the story of his blockbuster hit film starring Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Published: January 31, 2021 11:51 AM IST

By India.com Entertainment Desk | Edited by Vineeta Kumar

Enthiran: Non-Bailable Warrant Against Shankar Over Rajinikanth-Aishwarya Rai Starrer
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajinikanth in a still from Enthiran

A Metropolitan Magistrate Court II in Egmore, Chennai, has released a non-bailable warrant against director Shankar for his film Enthiran that released in the year 2010 starring superstar Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead. Shankar has been facing a plagiarism case for a few years after writer Arur Tamilnadan complained that the director copied his story idea.

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In his complaint, Tamilnadan mentioned that Shankar had blatantly copied his story titled Jiguba that was first published in a Tamil magazine in the year 1996. Despite the court’s repeated order, the director failed to appear before the court in the case that resulted in a non-bailable warrant against him. The case has been adjourned till February 19.

The Enthiran controversy:
When the film released in October 2010 and went on to became a blockbuster at the Box Office, a plagiarism issue cropped up. The writer claimed that director Shankar garnered major profits by allegedly stealing his story idea which is legally counted as a violation of the Copyright Act of 1957. The case has been going on for a few years.

Tamilnadan had published his story again in 2007 in a book titled Dhik Dhik Deepika Dheepika.

No statement from Shankar:
Despite the huge controversy and facing the plagiarism charge, no one from the film’s team came out to officially speak on the matter. Upon its release in 2010, Enthiran went on to became the highest-grossing Indian film and ended up winning two National Film Awards. It was released in Hindi as Robot and as Robo in Telugu.

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Published Date: January 31, 2021 11:51 AM IST