Director Deva Katta alleges his story idea being copied

Deva Katta says the story idea of Chandrababu Naidu and YS Rajasekhar Reddy’s friendship is his.

Reacting to a news report that a director named Raj is all set to make a web series on the friendship on former Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh Late YS Rajasekhar Reddy and Nara Chandrababu Naidu, director Deva Katta said the story was originally written by him and the said makers had “stolen” his script.

Deva Katta, better known for his films like ‘Vennela’ and ‘Prasthanam’, said his idea is being hijacked by this maker.

“In 2017, I have written a script paying homage to the iconic YSR/CBN political life imagining a fictional friendship/professional rivalry between them and registered it under the copyrights act,” Deva Katta tweeted.

He further continued, “I have also registered multiple versions of this script since 2017. The “idea” is being hijacked by some people here over several “party talks” but hope they limit their fiction to the public domain and don’t invite any legal action by copying any of my registered themes/scenes.”

Deva Katta also alleged that the same filmmaker had also plagiarized his script earlier but this time he doesn’t want to leave the matter.

“Earlier this same person stole another script I pitched directly and made a disaster out of it!! This time I won’t let him toil another exciting script out of sheer respect for YSR gaaru and CBN gaaru!! This script was first written as 3 part film inspired by Godfather, which I later converted into a web series format. Our team has pitched this idea to some major OTT platforms and our legal team is closely following up with this news,” he concludes.

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