The controversy surrounding the script of ‘Acharya’ is taking interesting turns. The makers have finally made a statement on the charges of plagiarism.
In a statement issued by the production house Matinee Entertainments, the makers have vehemently denied the claims that the story is copied from another writer.
“The story of Acharya is conceptualized and written by Siva Koratala. Any claims that the said story is copied is baseless,” the production house clarified in a statement.
‘Acharya’ stars Megastar Chiranjeevi and produced by Niranjan Reddy with Konidela Productions presenting the movie. The film has completed 40 percent before the lockdown was imposed. The movie is set to resume its shooting part shortly.
A writer named Rajesh claimed that he narrated a story to Mythri Movie Makers, but allegedly the production house passed the story to Koratala Siva. After Rajesh gave a series of interviews to media claiming his story is being plagiarized by Koratala Siva, the production house issued this statement.
“It was only recently, on the occasion of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s birthday on August 22 that the title look poster of Acharya was launched. It gathered great love and support from all sections of society. As the hype reaches its zenith, a couple of writers have now made false claims with respect to the story of the film.
We have kept the story of the film confidential and only select few people aware of what it is all about. It is ridiculous that claims are being made based on motion poster alone. We’d like to clarify that this is an original story. It is unacceptable to defame a reputed filmmaker like Koratala Siva. The claims which are being made are unfounded and seem to be based on the speculative and rumoured stories in the print and electronic media. Therefore, any claims with respect to the story are completely baseless, false, and made solely on assumptions.
Acharya movie is presented by Konidela Productions Company and Produced by Matinee Entertainment. The film is presently being shot.
Acharya is one of the most anticipated films and the release if eagerly awaited. We are making all efforts to complete the movie at the earliest and present it to the audience.”