Geetha Arts honcho Allu Aravind has recently sent a legal notice to the makers of upcoming Bollywood film ‘Raabta’ accusing them of copying the story of his production venture ‘Magadheera’. In a dramatic twist, Getha Arts, the accuser, has now been accused of stealing the ‘Magadheera’ story in the first place.
A senior Telugu novelist named SP Chary has now come out in open alleging that the story of his book ‘Chanderi’ was copied and made into a feature film, ‘Magadheera’. He said that his story also deals with the reincarnation of lovers. He alleged that he had sent a notice to Geetha Arts in the past but didn’t receive any response. Rajamouli’s father K Vijayendra Prasad was credited as the film’s writer.
Earlier, responding to the legal notice sent by Geetha Arts, director-producer of ‘Raabta’, Dinesh Vijan clarified that a lot of films were made on reincarnation theme and that his film also is one of them. ‘I am a big fan of Rajamouli sir and I will never copy his work. I have no problem in screening my film to him as the screenplay of my film is completely different from Magadheera’s. The only similarity between the films is the reincarnation of lovers,’ he said.
‘Raabta’, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon is slated for worldwide release on June 9.