Telugu movie Magadheera, which has been doing great at the Box Office, has been accused of plagiarism by folk lyricist Vangapandu Prasada Rao. The balladeer has claimed that Magadheera filmmakers have used his song without his prior permission in the film.
According to Vangapandu Prasada Rao, the lines from 'Yem pillado eldaam vasthava" have been used with vulgar picturisation without taking his consent in the song 'Paita naligithey ma amma oppukuntadeti" that was picturised on Kim Sharma.
'Yem pillado' was basically meant for the movie Ardharathri Swatantram, which is directed by T Krishna. "My song was an inspiration to the revolutionary movement way back in the '80s. But it was misused and the scenes of the film song are vulgar," Times Of India quoted Vangapandu on Wednesday.
According to the TOI, Vangapandu has charged the producer and the director with degrading the inspirational song. He insisted that the makers of Magadheera must apologise to the revolutionaries for misusing a great song and remove the lines from the song.
This new controversy over copying the folk song could be a big threat to the success of the movie Magadheera. However, Magadheera filmmakers are yet to respond to Vangapandu's claims.