Prabhas' film Mr Perfect in trouble: Producer Dil Raju booked for plagiarism six years after release
Telugu producer Dil Raju has been booked on plagiarism charges by novelist Shyamala Rani who accused his 2011 film Mr Perfect of having glaring similarities to her 2010 novel Na Manasu Ninnu Kore.
Deccan Chronicle reports that Rani moved Miyapur court, which in turn directed Madhapur police station in Hyderabad to file a complaint against both Raju and director Dasaradh. The same report states that the story of Mr Perfect was provided by KS Ravindra aka Bobby, who is currently directing Jr NTR starrer action film Jai Lava Kusa.
Hindustan Times reports that Rani has claimed that she could not sell her novel's story to any prominent Telugu producer because of the same reason. She realised the glaring similarities while watching the film on television in 2013.
The same report states that both Raju and Dasaradh have not received a notice yet. But the Deccan Chronicle report states that Madhapur DCP Viswa Prasad has confirmed that a complaint has been filed and that they will closely compare the novel and the film as part of their investigation.
Mr Perfect stars Baahubali star Prabhas, Kajal Aggarwal and Taapsee Pannu. It was a major commercial success when it released in 2011. However, there is no word on why the complaint, pertaining to a six-year old incident, has been filed now.
Updated Date: Sep 18, 2017 10:51:40 IST
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