Telugu filmmaker Maruthi has rubbished plagiarism allegations against the story of his upcoming Radha, which was rumoured to have been stolen from a young writer. He said that the Telugu romantic-drama is his own creation. The movie was launched recently and its shooting is expected to start shortly.
"Following the allegations against me, I have submitted my script to the Writer's Association. Every line in the script is my own and I have not stolen it from anybody. These allegations are baseless and media should cross check before even writing about it," Maruthi told IANS.
"The association will decide if I have stolen my story or not. Even if they find any resemblance to the story of the other writer, I'm willing to makes changes. But I know that it won't be needed because my story is my own," the filmmaker added.
Daggubati Venkatesh and Nayantara plays the lead pair in Radha and this is their third film together post Lakshmi and Thulasi. Maruthi also clarifies that it is not a political drama. "Venkatesh plays a politician who falls in love with a middle-class woman. It's not a political film, it is a romantic story with some political sequences to do justice to the character played by Venkatesh," he said.