news Friday, December 12, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 6, 2014 | 08.30 am IST Next week will be special for Rajinikanth for two reasons , one his birthday and second the release of his movie Lingaa scheduled for December 12. However, troubles plaguing the movie are far from over, after a film-maker who previously alleged theft of his script to make the movie filed a writ appeal in the Madras High Court after his writ petition was dismissed on Wednesday, reported The Hindu. He pointed out that a single judge had dismissed his petition without considering the differing statements made by Rajinikanth and film director KS Ravikumar. While Rajinikanth had said the script and screenplay had been written by S Ponkumaran, Ravikumar had taken the credit for writing the screenplay. He believed that the script had been stolen when he uploaded a video on YouTube for making the movie ‘Mullai Vanam 999’, said the report. The report also said that a halt for the release of the film has been demanded after a junior script write claimed ownership of Lingaa’s script. According to scriptwriter P Sakthivel, he had written script inspired by Pennycuick and named it Uyir Anai.  He also claimed that his life and property were in danger at the hands of the makers of the movie, reported New Indian Express. The case will be heard on December 9. 
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