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Makers of SS Rajamouli’s Magadheera withdraw plagiarism charge against Raabta

Both the films are based on reincarnation themes.
India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi June 08, 2017 16:42 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

The Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer Raabta was slapped with a plagiarism charge by SS Rajamouli’s reincarnation saga Magadheera. The makers of Ram Charan’s film were reportedly seeking an injunction against the film’s release. However, Magadheera makers have withdrawn the case on Thursday morning, fresh reports suggest.

During the case hearing, several differences were cited in the script and storyline of the two films."We presented our case to the honourable court as to how the films are not similar. In the morning, the makers of 'Magadheera' withdrew their case," Dinesh Vijan, director of "Raabta", told IANS.

Also Read: Raabta: Makers of SS Rajamouli’s Magadheera move to court against Sushant-Kriti starrer

Lawyers representing "Raabta" makers argued at a court on Wednesday that the background of the lead characters, their storyline development, the role of villain, the foreign locations and most importantly the finale of the film are completely and materially different from "Magadheera".

A statement issued on behalf of the "Raabta" team said the lawyers pointed out that the concerns of the makers of "Magadheera" that the warriors scene has been lifted in "Raabta" were unfounded as there was no such scene either in their film or the trailer.

"Unlike Magadheera, the villainous character was, in fact, an anti-hero and a parallel interest point for the heroine. Even in the back story depicting the past life of characters, the hero of the film actually plays a negative character for most part," the statement read further.

 

Sushant and Kriti are sharing the screen space for the first time in Raabta and people are liking the chemistry between the two stars. Directed by Dinesh Vijan, Raabta is slated to release on June 9.

(With IANS Inputs)