By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, June 21, 2007
The Chennai High Court has ordered actor Kamal Hassan to submit the complete version of Dasavatharam story in English to the court before the next hearing, which falls on 28th of June.
Dasavatharam is a big budgeted films produced by Oscar films Ravichandiran. Kamal Hassan is playing 10 different roles in this film and it is said to be a record in the world Cinema. The script is written by Kamal and ace director K.S.Ravikumar is directing the film. According to the producer, this film is nearing its final stage of shooting and slated for Diwali release.
Meanwhile, Senthil Kumar, an assistant director claimed that the story of Dasavatharam is written by him. He has filed a case in the Chennai High Court against Kamal Hassan and the producer two months ago. Kamal and the producer had contended strongly and got the verdict in favour of them.
But after a month, Senthil Kumar went to the court again with a review petition. A panel of judges comprising Chief Justice A.B.Shah and Jyothimani accepted the petition for hearing.
Senthil Kumar stated in his review petition that the 'single judge' who heard the case earlier did not look into the story thoroughly. He requested the panel to order the actor to submit the full version of Dasavatharam story for the convenience of comparison. The petitioner has convinced the judges to order the actor and producer to submit the English version of story to the court within a week.
However, the counsels of Kamal Hassan have suggested the court to take the synopsis of the story submitted earlier in the court. But the counsels of Senthil Kumar strongly objected to this. They said, "The actor has done the same mistake again and again. The synopsis of the story will never help in comparing the resemblance of the script. This is a kind of technical cheating. Please order them to submit the complete script in English. A copy of the same should be given to Senthil Kumar too."
Finally, the lawyers of the actor have agreed to submit the complete version to the court. But they objected to give a copy of the script to Senthil Kumar. The case is adjourned to 28th June. Kamal Hassan should submit the story to the court before the next hearing.
By: Settu Shankar