Earlier this week, there were reports that the Court issued a non-bailable warrant against director Shankar. It was also rumoured by a section of media that the acclaimed filmmaker might be in legal trouble. This case was in connection with the plagiarism allegation against director Shankar. A short story writer named Arur Tamil Nandan filed a petition against Shankar claiming that the story of Enthiran (starring Superstar Rajinikanth) was his story. Tamil Nandan alleged that Enthiran was a copy of his story. Following the recent rumours claiming that a non-bailable warrant was issued against him, director Shankar has now reacted to the controversy.

The ace filmmaker has issued a press statement, denying the allegations against him. He has made it clear that no warrant has been issued against him. Shankar's official statement read, "I was shocked to see the false news that a non-bailable warrant has been issued against me by the Hon'ble Metropolitan Magistrate Court, Egmore. My advocate, Mr Sai Kumaran has approached the Hon'ble Court today and brought this to the the Court's attention. The learned judge was pleasant to immediately confirm that no warrant has been issued against me. The reference to any warrant has apparently occurred due to a glitch in the online court reporting, which is presently being corrected. I am very surprised to see such false news being circulated without any verification, and the same has caused needless anguish to my family and well-wishers. I request this clarification will be carried by all media to ensure that such false news does not spread any further,".

This immediate clarification from director Shankar has now put an end to all the confusions and speculations regarding the case. Further details are awaited. On the professional front, director Shankar's next movie will be Indian 2 which features Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan in the lead role. Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Rakul Preet Singh, Bobby Simha, Vivekh, Nedumudi Venu are also a part of the film's star cast. The new schedule of Indian 2 is expected to begin very soon and we hear that director Shankar is busily planning the upcoming schedules.

There are also rumours that suggest that director Shankar is planning a pan-Indian film with Chiyaan Vikram, KGF star Yash, and Ram Charan or Jr NTR. However, the news is yet to be confirmed officially. For now, check out director Shankar's clarification statement regarding the non-bailable warrant controversy here: