Tamil film producer PL Thenappan was stunned recently to find out
that the Hindi movie Housefull is a copy of his Kamal
Hassan and Prabhudeva starrer Kadhala Kadhala, which has
been directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao.
He claims that he has watched the Akshay Kumar starrer
Housefull and that almost 60% of the scenes in the movie
are the same as in Kadhal Kadhala. Seemingly Sajid
Nadiadwala, the Bollywood film maker, had earlier approached him
for the copyrights to remake the movie in Hindi. But the talks did
not lead to a deal between them.
Thenappan has already filed a complaint against Sajid Nadiadwala
for violating the copyrights with the Tamil Film Producers Council
(TFCP). He has said that he will soon be taking legal action
against Sajid Nadiadwala for the same, after consulting members of
TFCP and his lawyers.
In the meantime, Sajid Nadiadwala maintains that
Housefull is not a copy of Kadhala Kadhala. He is
urging people to watch both the movies before passing comments. He
also says that he wouldn"t mind watching Housefull with
Thennappan himself and resolve all the matters with him.