"Sarkar Story Is Not Stolen": Samuthirakani
With preparations for Sarkar’s release on November 6 in full swing, ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay fans are an ecstatic lot. The political action thriller coming out under the Sun Pictures banner this Diwali with music by A. R. Rahman features Keerthy Suresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as the female leads, Yogi Babu and Livingston for the comedy and veterans Radha Ravi and Pala. Karuppiah as the antagonists.
As known already to all, Sarkar had been mired in a story plagiarism controversy over the past few days with the issue subsequently being resolved this week. That said, actor and director Samuthirakani was queried on the conflict, who went on to state saying, “This doesn’t look like a theft to me. I don’t feel two individuals having a parallel thought is wrong. For example, I had narrated a story to Sivakarthikeyan, who after listening to the story said half of the plot was on the lines of his Rajini Murugan. Furthermore, I initially planned to cast Thambi Ramaiah for a role in my script and Sivakarthikeyan wanted me to do a similar role in Rajini Murugan, which I later went on to star in.”
Samuthirakani further went on to state, “Since we both shared a similar thought, I told Sivakarthikeyan I’d do my film 5 years later and proceeded to join Rajini Murugan. Many factors like this exist and it is important that nobody gets hurt. I believe if we sit down to talk, such a crisis can be avoided and settled in an amicable manner.”