Rajinikanth to appear in Madras High Court today

The Madras High Court has issued notice to Superstar Rajinikanth and for suo moto hearing that has been advanced in connection with the Lingaa script case filed in 2015, on March 8.

Rajinikanth Madras Highcourt
Rajinikanth Madras Highcourt

Issuing the notice to the superstar and also director K. R. Ravirathinam, who alleged that Rajni’s multi-lingual Lingaa’s storyline is the same as that of his story of his film Mullai Vanam 999, the High Court judge said that Rajini and Ravirathinam are required to appear on March 8 (Tuesday) without fail. Passing orders on a petition by the film producer seeking transfer of the case to another court on grounds on prolonged delay in the trial, Justice V M Velumani of the high court had directed the muns iff court to conclude the case within April 30.

Ravi Rathinam claimed that his script was stolen by the makers of ‘Lingaa’. He had moved the high court which in December, 2014 ordered the producer to deposit a sum of Rs 5 crore by demand draft and another Rs 5 crore by way of bank guarantee before releasing the movie. The Additional District Munsiff Court judge also summoned film producer Rockline Venkatesh, B Ponkumar, Director K S Ravikumar and the General Secretary of South Indian Film Writers Association directing them to appear today.

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