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Plot of 'iSmart Shankar' copied, says actor in a shocking statement

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • Telugu Comments

Plot of iSmart Shankar copied, says actor in a shocking statement

Kollywood actor-writer Jai Akash has claimed that 'iSmart Shankar' is a complete copy of his Tamil movie 'Naan Yaar' (2016).  Saying that Puri Jagannadh plagiarized its plot and screenplay without his prior permission, Jai Akash has called it a "direct remake of Naan Yaar".

"My film was made in 2016 with London as the backdrop.  'iSmart Shankar' is different only in one respect.  Its backdrop is Hyderabad.  I was planning to dub 'Naan Yaar' in Telugu.  Nobody will watch it now because everybody knows the story.  If 'iSmart' is remade in any other language, I should be paid suitable compensation.  I know Puri personally and I didn't want to drag his name publicly.  Since I couldn't reach him, I have come in front of the media," Jai Akash today said.  

The Tamil Nadu Film Producers' Council has reportedly received a plagiarism complaint from Jai.   C Kalyan, the President of South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, is also vetting the issue.

Interestingly, a Netflix original titled 'iBoy', released in 2017, has a similar idea as that of 'iSmart Shankar'.

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