The Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking a direction to the police to register a criminal case against Kamal Haasan, claiming that he had stolen an Assistant director Senthil Kumar story to make ‘Dasavatharam’.
Justice R Regupathy was passing orders on a petition filed by Senthilkumar, an assistant director, who claimed that he had submitted a script titled ‘Arthanari’ to Kamal who had made it as ‘Dasavatharam’.
The Petition from Senthil Kumar who hails from Tambaram, stated ,” Dasavatharam which had Kamal Hasan in the lead role was released a few months back. I had wrote the story of this film and sent to Kamal through registered post. Kamal’s assistant Murali also has acknowledged . But after that they never contacted me. I told them the story of Dasavatharam was mine. They do not accept that.
I had reported this matter to the police commissioner but he did not file a case against Kamal Haasan. Then I filed a petition before the Tambaram Magistrate. The Court gave directions to Alwarpet police station to take action on the petition. But they also did not take action. Some people are threatening me using Kamal’s name saying that they would murder me. Hence I request the Court to interrogate the concerned people and direct the concerned police to file a case and take necessary action.”
When the matter came up for hearing, the government advocate told the court that an Inspector-level officer inquired allegations made by Senthilkumar (that he was threatened by men owing allegiance to Kamal) and found they were not true.
Following this, the Judge recorded the statement of the government advocate and closed the matter without passing any orders. ‘Dasavatharam’, which had Kamal in 10 different roles, hit the screens in mid-2008.