Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce has found producer-cum-director
Dayal Padmanabhan guilty of stealing the story of the movie
Circus. KFCC has made it clear that the original story has
been written by director S Mahendar.
S Mahendar had written that story when Dayal was working as
assistant under him. Now it has been proved before KFCC that the
same story has been stolen by Dayal. It has ordered Dayal to give
Rs 1.5 lakh as a compensation to S Mahendar and 25000 to KFCC.
Anyway, Mahendar has got justice.
Director Dayal had said that he had written the story ten years
ago. But Mahendar had already narrated this story to many producers
including producer Ramesh Yadav. He appealed to KFCC when Dayal did
not accept this truth. Now KFCC has ruled that the story is by