On Saturday, Murugadoss said that as the President of South Indian Film Writers Association veteran director Baghyaraj acted biased in Sarkar plagiarism controversy.
According to Murugadoss, Baghyaraj didn’t read the full script of Sarkar and he also refused to see his film but before that, he gave a statement saying that the Vijay starrer is based on the script registered by Varun in 2006.
“Even the core plot of Baghyaraj’s Chinna Veedu and Manivannan’s Gopurangal Saivathillai are same but the treatment is different. If those two films are accepted as genuine works of two writers why I should be stamped as a thief?”, asked Murugadoss in an interview.
The Thuppakki director said that nearly six of the executive committee members of South Indian Film Writers Association were against Baghyaraj’s decision. Murugadoss also alleged that Varun used to work with Baghyaraj in some of his projects and the veteran director has a conflict of interest in this matter.
Baghyaraj has however refused Murugadoss’ allegation. “I know Varun only through this plagiarism issue. In fact, I told Varun that Murugadoss is also a brilliant filmmaker he worked hard to develop the screenplay. Even while talking to Murugadoss, I suggested him to give a small credit to Varun in Sarkar saying that the core idea is based on his work”, said Baghyaraj.
The Vettiya Madichu Kattu director also said that since Murugadoss was strong in his decision of facing the issue in the court, I gave a letter to Varun citing that the core plot of his Sengol and Murugadoss’ Sarkar have a striking resemblance.