During his heyday, Bhagyaraj had made a film called Indru Poi Naalai Vaa in 1981, which was a laugh riot and a hit.
He wanted to remake the film with his son Shanthanoo and was on the look out for a producer to back the project.
Now the latest we hear is that Santhanam has been inspired by Indru Poi Naalai Vaa and has made his Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya based on it. It seems he has not made a scene by scene remake, but adapted it to suit current scenario. But Bhagyaraj felt peeved that Santhanam has not even bothered to meet him and has not "got proper remake rights".
As of now, Bhagyaraj has no intention to go to the court, as he does not want to get into litigation issues with Santhanam. KLTA is scheduled to release on January 13, through Red Giants as a Pongal release.
Latest Update- The latest buzz is that Bhagyaraj has given an official letter to the Police department and decided to sue the producers of Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya for Rs 2 Cr and will be filing a case in the court today. Will this stop the release of KLTA due 4 Pongal ?