Kaala : Madras High Court issues legal notice to Rajinikanth and Team
The Madras High Court has issued a notice to actor Rajinikanth, Pa Ranjith, the production house Wunderbar Films, and South Indian Film Actors Association to reply on the charges made against the copyright of the title Kaala by February 12.
The court was hearing a PIL filed by the assistant director, Rajasekharan, who had filed a plagiarism complaint against the makers of the movie.
In his petition, Rajasekharan said that Kaala Karikaalan is the title of his ambitious project that he aspired to make with Rajnikanth in the lead role a decade before Kaala was announced.
Last year, Rajasekharan filed a case against the filmmakers claiming that Kaala was his story and the makers have plagiarised. He further claimed that he had narrated the script to Sathyanarayanan, the head of Rajinikanth Fan Association.
Now, Kaala’s makers have to reply to the PIL before the specified time given by the MHC.
Kaala, the second collaboration between Rajinikanth and Pa Ranjith, is set in Mumbai’s Dharavi area. Superstar will be seen as a gangster in the film, which also has Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar and Samuthirakani in the lead roles.