Recently the reports of the Egmore Metropolitan Magistrate Court issuing a non-bailable warrant against I and Robo fame Shankar went viral on social media. The court has issued the notice to Shankar after he failed to appear before the court in connection with a case related to Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai starrer Enthiran story plagiarism issue.
A short story writer named Arur Tamilnandan had alleged that the film maker Shankar used his story in his directorial venture Enthiran, which was a violation of the Copyright Act, 1957. According to him, the movie was copied from his short story titled Jiguba, which was published in 1996. However, Shankar released a press note and expressed his shock over the false reports of being slapped with the notice.
The director Shankar said that his advocate Mr Sai Kumaran has approached the Court and brought this false report to the Court’s attention and got the confirmation that apparently no warrant has occurred due to the glitch in the online court reporting, which is presently being corrected.
Indian 2 helmer Shankar added that he was very surprised to see such false news being circulated without any verification, and the same had caused needless anguish to his family and well-wishers.