It is known that writer Sarath Chandra had complained to the Telugu Film Writers Association about plagiarism, claiming that Srimanthudu was lifted from his novel Chachentha Prema. He has also approached a Civil Court, filing a case against the writer and director of the film, Koratala Siva.
However, the hot and happening director denied plagiarism accusations, while talking to Suresh Kavirayani of Deccan Chronicle. He said he respects other writers, being a writer himself.
"The case is in the court and I can't speak anything about it now. My film has already released and his novel is also there in the market. With huge regards towards the writer and with respect to the legal system, let the court decide," he said, in a chat with the daily.
However, the director revealed that the writers association is in favor to him, after going through both the sides of the case. The association's committee member, Parchuri Gopala Krishna, was hesitant to speak further on the issue, since it is now in the court.
"The issue is sub judice as the writer approached the courts. So I can't tell anything about it as it will be contempt of court. If the court asks us about it, we will give our opinion," read a quote from Parchuri in DC.
Apparently, now the court has to decide if Srimanthudu was copied or is an original script by Koratala Siva. Let us hope justice prevails.