After rigorous protests before the release and a defamation case after its release, a man now claims that Kaththi's story was stolen from him and that he had written the original story which had been titled as 'Muthakudi'.
Gopi, the man claiming to have penned the story has taken the issue to a court in Chennai seeking justice. Here is what he had to say, " After writing the story, I narrated it to the producer cum director Vishwas Sundar who was accompanied by a man named Jagan. After hearing the story, Vishwas told me that he currently is not in a position to bring the story alive on-screen. But, Jagan who expressed his interest in the story said that he will arrange a meeting with producer-director AR Murugadoss who will be able to give life to the story.
After a few days he took me to AR Murugadoss who was impressed with the story. Murugadoss told me that he will direct this movie with Ajith in the lead but he wanted the hero to play a dual role and hence, I modified the story accordingly.
After harnessing the story for more than a year, AR Murugadoss suddenly informed me that he will not be able to direct the movie at the moment. After a few days, Murugadoss and his team was seen in Kolkata for an inauguration ceremony of a movie named Kaththi which had Vijay in dual roles. When I heard the news, I contacted the concerned people who assured me that this is a different story and that AR Murugadoss will definitely direct the story narrated by me with Ajith in the lead once he is done with Kaththi.
But only when Kaththi was released, I realized that it was indeed my story 'Muthakudi' with minor adjustments. Not knowing what to do, I took the issue to the court who surprisingly dismissed the case. Hence, I have taken the issue to The High Court hoping for justice"
But Murugadoss has denied the claims and has said he has not even seen the man before. " It is because of money, why people come up with such claims. Only I know what difficulty I had to go through in scripting the story. The case has been dismissed in the court and any further issues related to this will be dealt legally" said the Kaththi director before signing off.