Recently, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon-starrer ‘Raabta’ has landed in a plagiarism feud after the makers of Telugu film ‘Magadheera’ claimed that there are lot of similarities between the two flicks.
Arvind, the makers of the 2009 Telugu film had filed had an injunction against the release of Sushant Singh Rajput-Kriti Sanon starrer, as according to him, the film is a copy of his Telugu production Magadheera.
Now, makers of Raabta have released a statement refuting Allu Arvind’s claim. The statement read, “It has come to our attention through some media reports that M/s. Geeta Arts has initiated a court proceeding in Hyderabad, against the release of our film Raabta claiming that the film is a copy of the Telugu film Magadheera. We are yet to receive the relevant suit papers and therefore cannot give a specific comment on the subject matter at this moment.”
“We would like to, however, categorically reject even the remotest of suggestions that our film is a copy of Magadheera. We find it extremely unsavoury and disrespectful when people from the industry belittle someone’s hard work by using words like copies, plagiarized nonchalantly and jump to conclusions merely on the basis of a mere 2 minute 14 second trailer, without verifying the facts or waiting for the film to release for the public to give its verdict,” it added.
The case will be heard in Hyderabad court on June 1, deciding the release of ‘Raabta,’ which is slated to hit the theatres on June 9.