Plagiarism case against ‘Bigil’ dismissed

Source :SIFY
Author :MOVIEBUZZ
Last Updated: Mon, Aug 26th, 2019, 16:25:38hrs
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Plagiarism case against ‘Bigil’ dismissed
An assistant director named KP Selvah filed plagiarism charges against Vijay’s Bigil directed by Atlee in the city civil court. Selvah said that team ‘Bigil’ violated the copyright of his story registered with the Writer’s Association and sought for an order of injunction restraining the shoot and release of the film.

After the strong argument of Atlee’s lawyer Srinath Sridevan, KP Selvah backtracked and filed an application to withdraw the suit itself with the liberty to file a fresh suit. The Court permitted withdrawal of the suit but declined permission to institute a fresh suit on the same cause of action.

Selvah’s suit has been dismissed now as the petitioner himself decided to withdraw the case. This verdict has come as a huge relief for the Vijay starrer which is scheduled to release for this Diwali.

In an official statement, the makers of ‘Bigil’ said: “In times, when almost all of the big movies face plagiarism issues, this verdict rings out a strong warning bell to all who attempt to hog limelight using such big movies and stars”.

But Selvah took to his Facebook page to say that AGS is gaining cheap publicity with their press release. "They did not win the case with the argument. They never said that the story of their film is different from mine. Their team didn't deny meeting me, all they said was that the copyright infringement case should be only conducted in the High Court. As I don't have enough time, withdrew the case only file a fresh suit in the High Court. But the press release of AGS sounds like they won the case with the brilliant arguments of their lawyers and I tried to hog the limelight. They should remember that it was their team which gaining cheap publicity".
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