Director Shankar on Monday denied the reports claiming a non-bailable warrant has been issued against him within the Enthiran plagiarism case. He said that the regard to the warrant was thanks to a web glitch. during a statement, the director said that he was shocked to ascertain the reports saying that a bench warrant has been issued by the Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Egmore against him.
JUDGED CONFIRMED THAT NO NON-BAILABLE WARRANT AGAINST SHANKAR
In his statement, Shankar, who directed Rajinikanth-starrer Ethiran, said that his advocate approached the court on February 1, where the judge confirmed that no warrant was issued against him. He added that the judge said that the reference has apparently occurred thanks to a glitch within the online court reporting and is being corrected.
The statement read, 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 right away confirm that no warrant has been issued against me.
The regard to any warrant has apparently occurred thanks to a glitch within the online court reporting, which is presently being corrected. He added that such news without verification has caused needless anguish to his family and well-wishers.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE COURT SAID NBW ISSUED AGAINST SHANKAR
Earlier reports had stated that the court had issued the warrant against Shankar as he did not appear for hearings for around 10 years within the case. The case details were reported supported the authentic information provided on
The location districts.ecourts.gov.in the knowledge uploaded on the Case No CC/0002067/2011 stated Records received from Honble supreme court. Complainant present. Accused absent. No rep. The NBW to accused from the looks and complainant side evidence. turn 19.02.2021.
WRITER ACCUSED SHANKAR OF PLAGIARISM
Short story writer Arur Tamilnandan in 2010 filed a petition against Shankar alleging that he used his story for Enthiran, a blockbuster film that had Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai in lead roles. the author had alleged copyright violation of his story, which was first published as Jugiba during a magazine named Iniya Udayam in April 1996.
He said that his story was republished in 2007 during a novel Tik Tik Deepika. within the petition, Tamilnandan alleged that Enthiran was a replica of his work and was punishable under the IPC and therefore the Copyright Act. the author had also demanded Rs 1 crore from Shankar and Kalanidhi Maran, who is that the producer of Enthiran for violation.
In 2019, when the case was heard in Madras supreme court, Shankar’s counsel denied the allegations. Tamilnandan’s counsel acknowledged 29 similarities between the 2 stories. The Madras supreme court, convinced by the submissions, refused to quash the case. In 2020, the Supreme Court ruled against Shankar. Shankar has pleaded that he had written Enthiran even before Jugiba was published.