The Chennai City Civil Court has sent legal notice to actor Vikram and others in connection with a case filed with it seeking ban on the shooting schedule of the actor’s upcoming film Karikaalan, a period flick on one of the most celebrated Tamil Kings belonging to the Chola dynasty.
The Court ruling follows the filing of a petition with it by Rajasekar hailing from Porur on the outskirts of Chennai. In his petition, Rajasekar has said that “I am a music director who has scored music of a documentary titled Piriyamudan Pirivom and a few more tele-serials. I became very fond of Karikal Chola, who built the first-ever Dam in those times, after reading about his history.
“I then prepared a story/script with whatever I heard, read about Karikala Chozha and gave it the title of Karikalan. I wanted to make a film out of this novel and approached the personal secretaries of many heroes like Rajinikanth, Vijayakanth, etc. I even narrated the story to them. I also registered the title of Karikalan with the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce in the year 1996.
“Later, I tried many times to renew the validity of the said title but couldn’t do so. I have now come to know that an individual named Kanan has launched a new film film starring actor Vikram and produced by Silverline Productions. If the Vikram-starrer releases prior to my film releasing in theatres, it would create untold misery on me personally and cause huge losses. As such, I pray for a ban on the film’s shooting schedule.
“I, therefore, pray that the film should be banned at once,” concluded the petitioner. The case came up for hearing in the court of Justice Mr. Vijaykanth who asked the police to get the reply filed in the case by 12th of this month. He also issued legal notices to actor ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram, director Kannan and the owner of Silverline produtions.