Shankar has responded to the allegations of Anniyan producer V Ravichandran, who accused the previous of indulging in “illegal act” after saying the movie’s Hindi remake. Shankar claimed that he holds the entire right to the script of Anniyan, and didn’t require Ravichandran’s permission to use it once more.
“I am shocked to obtain your mail dated 14.04.2021 stating that you simply personal the storyline of the film Anniyan,” stated Shankar in his assertion.
“On this context, I submit that the film was launched within the yr 2005 and everybody related to the film had been conscious that the script and storyline belongs solely to me and in reality the film was launched with the tag: Story, Screenplay and Path by Shankar. I haven’t assigned in writing any script or screenplay to any individual, and proceed to retain the right to exploit the script in any method I deem match. Because the admitted creator of the literary work, my rights can’t be interfered with beneath any circumstances,” added Shankar.
Shankar additionally responded to Ravichandran’s claims on Sujatha, being the co-writer of Anniyan.
“I am reasonably stunned to see the reference to late Sri Sujatha, as he was engaged by me solely to write dialogues for the movie and was accordingly credited. He was not concerned within the script, screenplay or characterization in any method, and there’s no scope past his engagement as a dialogue author,” Shankar claimed.
“Provided that the script vests with me, I am completely entitled to exploit the identical in any method I deem match. In actual fact, you/your entity doesn’t have the right to remake or make any by-product rights for “Anniyan”, because the stated rights haven’t been granted to you in writing. Within the absence of any task in writing from me, there might be no foundation by any means to even assert that the “storyline” vests with you (sic),” he added.
Ravichandran’s discover claimed that he owns the rights to the unique movie as he was the producer of Anniyan. He additionally expressed shock to know that the Hindi remake was introduced with out his and author Sujatha’s (co-owner of the film’s rights) information.
“Your complete story rights had been bought by me from the author Sujatha (alias late Rangarajan) for which full cost was completed by me to him and crucial data are additionally accessible. I am the one proprietor of the rights of this movie. As such, any such adoption or remaking or copying the principle plot of the stated film, with out my permission, is completely unlawful (sic),” acknowledged the discover directed addressed to Shankar.
Taking pot-shots on the director, Ravichandran additional wrote, “I want to remind you that after the not so profitable movie specifically BOYS directed by you, you had been beneath extreme stress due to the dented picture. Nonetheless, I have supplied you with the chance to direct the movie Anniyan, after which you’ve got regained the misplaced floor, solely due to my assist. It’s a sorry state of affairs that you’ve got conveniently forgotten the identical and with out even informing me, you’ve got tried to reap the accolades of my profitable film Anniyan by associating your self and adapting of the Hindi model of the identical. I am positive you at all times keep sure moral values, therefore I marvel how one can stoop to a low degree by resorting to such illegal acts (sic)”.
Vikram performed the lead position in Anniyan which launched in 2005. Later, the movie was dubbed in Hindi and was launched as Aparachit in 2006.