Tamil film director Jananathan recently claimed that Sanjay
Leela Bhansali"s magnum opus Saawariya is nothing but a
copy of one of his earlier film Iyarkkai. While taking
about the issue, Jananathan said that a Hindi producer once wanted
to remake the flick and he even gave him a copy of the film –
something that he doesn"t know what happened to now.
While he hurls these accusations at Sanjay Leela Bhansali, he
agrees that his film too was indeed an adaptation of Fyodor
Dostoyevsky"s White Nights but he maintains that he made a few
changes in order for the film suit Tamil sensibilities. But
Bhansali he claims lifted the story straight from his film.