Few weeks back, we saw the release of the trailer of the film Raabta starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon. While the trailer received plenty of positive feedback, there was also a case being filed against the makers of Raabta by the makers of 2009 film Magadheera.
While the case that was filed against Raabta by Geeta Arts claimed that the film Raabta was a copy of their previous release Magadheera, we hear that now there has been a new twist to the case. Author SP Chari has now has claimed that Magadheera made by Geeta Arts starring Ram Charan is a copy of his novel Chanderi. In fact as per Mr. Chari, the story of Magadheera has been based on his novel Chanderi which appeared as a serial in 1998 in the Telugu daily Andhra Bhoomi.
As per Chari’s statement, he apparently wrote Chanderi on the concept of reincarnation of two lovers who lived in Chanderi and Orcha kingdoms of Madhya Pradesh around 400 years ago. In the novel the lovers commit suicide by jumping into a well and are reborn in this century to get married. Further adding that the makers of Magadheera merely changed the names of the lead characters from Haradaul to Harsha and Indumathi to Indira and the villain was changed from the hero’s brother to a cousin and made their film
But if that wasn’t all, Mr. Chari claims that if the makers of Magadheera, Mr Allu Aravind, did not give him credit for the story he would approach the court.