A non-bailable warrant has reportedly been issued against ace director Shankar related to a to a 10-year-old case. I director was issued a warrant by a metropolitan magistrate court in Chennai after Shankar failed to appear before the court. He was asked to appear before court for the plagiarism case of the film Enthiran starred Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and was released in 2010.
Arur Tamilnandan, a short story writer had alleged that Shankar used his story for Enthiran which was a violation of the Copyright Act, 1957. Tamilnandan wrote a story named Jiguba and had it published in Tamil magazine Iniya Udhayam in 1996. The story was later re-published as a novel in 2007 by the name Dhik Dhik Dheepika. He complained that the film was a copy of his story Jiguba and that the filmmaker earned a lot out of Enthiran.
“My advocate Mr Sai Kumaran has approached the Hon’ble Court today and brought this to the Court’s attention. The learned judge was pleased to immediately confirm that no warrant has been issued against me. The reference to any warrant has apparently occurred due to a glitch in the online court reporting, which is presently being corrected,” Shankar responded to the statement.