A non-bailable warrant was issued against director S Shankar, who helmed Aishwarya Rai and Rajinikanth's 'Enthiran,' after he failed to appear before Egmore Metropolitan Magistrate Court II in connection with a plagiarism case.
Writer Arur Tamilnadan had filed the case against Shankar alleging that the director had copied the story of 'Endhiran' from his story title 'Jiguba,' which was published in Tamil magazine Iniya Udhayam in 1996 and later in his novel 'Dhik Dhik Dheepika.'
S Shankar had violated the Copyright Act, 1957, by copying the story and had earned a huge monetary benefit, the writer had said in his complaint.
After S Shankar and his counsel failed to appear before Metropolitan Magistrate Court–II, Egmore, the court issued a non-bailable warrant against the director.
Directed by S. Shankar, the sci-fi movie released in 2010 and was also dubbed in Hindi as 'Robot'. Rajinikanth featured as Chitti the robot and also as scientist Vaseegaran in the film.
'Enthiran's sequel, '2.0,' released in 2018. Directed by S. Shankar, the flick starred Akshay as a mysterious supervillain, who has the superpower to control crows and mobile phones. The flick also featured Amy Jackson, who played a droid.