Director Shankar receives non-bailable warrant from court

Popular director Shankar has been issued with A non-bailable warrant in the Enthiran movie plagiarism case.
Written By Chaiitanya Rao | Updated: February 01, 2021 13:41 IST
Director Shankar receives non-bailable warrant from court

Director Shankar has landed in trouble yet again. In 2010, he came up with the sci-fi film titled Enthiran which starred Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles. Though the film went on to become the highest-grossing film in India that year, it also landed him in trouble. Soon after the film's release, writer Arur Tamilnadan filed a complaint against director Shankar and accused him of plagiarism. In his complaint, he revealed that Shankar has copied his story titled Jiguba and came up with Enthiran storyline.

The case has been going on for over a decade but Shankar and his counsel failed to appear for the hearing repeatedly. So, the Egmore Metropolitan Magistrate Court II has issued a non-bailable warrant against him for not appearing before court repeatedly. Arun Tamilnadan had published his story Jiguba in a Tamil magazine in 1996. The story was republished as a novel titled Dhik Dhik Dheepika in 2007. Tamilnadu said that Shankar has copied his story which is a violation of the Copyright Act, 1957. In 2010, Enthiran movie won two National Film Awards and several other awards.