Rajinikanth much awaited film Lingaa is about to hit screen on this Friday.The film is releasing in record number of theatres.In the meantime controversy over the film's story is not dying down.
Since its inception "Lingaa" has been haunted by cases of plagiarism and controversies. The first case came from a small Tamil film maker who claimed the film's story to be a copy of his unreleased film. The second hurdle came from an aspiring scriptwriter, who claimed that the story of "Lingaa" is based on the script of his film.
Now just before the release Lingaa landed in controversy and it was claimed by a Chennai based production house.Interestingly the case was about the copy allegations and the producer filed petition saying that Lingaa was copy work of Megastar Chiranjeevi Indra film which released in 2004.
The producer of Balaji Studios Private Ltd, Saligramam, Chennai has approached the Madras High Court requesting them to order stay on the release.He alleged that Lingaa story was in similar lines of Chiranjeevi Indra film for which he bought remake rights.He had claimed that his production company has rights to remake the movie in all languages including Tamil.
However the court dismissed the plea and cleared the way to Lingaa release.