With an assistant director of Atlee, named Bosco Prabhu alleging that the story of Sivakarthikeyan’s recent release ‘Hero’ was his, Kollywood is once again witnessing plagiarism charges. Adding value to Bosco’s charges was the support the he received from South Indian Writers Association headed by K Bhagyaraj.
The association, after reading the scripts of Bosco’s and ‘Hero’, has said that both are one and the same. However, P S Mithran, the director of ‘Hero’, has dismissed the charges.
“Just because someone thought a similar idea before me, I can’t give him any monetary benefits. Comparing the synopsis or basic crux of the film and declare plagiarism charges is unfair,” he said.
The ‘Irumbu Thirai’ maker added: “I pleaded them to compare the screenplay of the two scripts but they refused. My producer Rajesh deposited Rs 10 lakhs in FEFSI’s account and agreed to pay Prabhu if there is a resemblance in both the stories but they didn’t compare the screenplay of both the scripts”.
Mithran said that henceforth such things shouldn’t happen in the industry, and added that the union must come to conclusion by comparing the screenplay and not synopsis.
“I have given credits and remuneration to three writers so why would I use someone else’s story without credits”, he said.