The Chennai High Court has stayed the use of the word ‘Venghai’ as the title for actor Dhanush’s upcoming film. The film is being directed by Hari with Tamannah in opposite lead. The duo has earlier starred in a film titled ‘Padikkathavan’, which was directed by Suraaj.
Now an individual named Kalaichelvan had filed a case with the High Court claiming that he had been making a film with a similar title. Advocate Rajasekaran, on behalf of Kalaichelvan argued ,“As he had started his film prior to Hari’s film, Kalaichelvan should be allowed to use the title.” The advocate further asked the Court to restrain Hari from using the same.
The case came up for hearing in the Court of Justice Mr. Ramasubramaniam who granted an interim stay restraining Hari and his Unit from using the title ‘Venghai’ for a week’s time and postponed the hearing for the coming week.
Readers might recall that the controversy vis-à-vis the title erupted soon after Hari launched his ‘Venghai’ a few months back. Hari’s aides had held that the issue had been ‘amicably’ resolved by way of ‘heavy’ payment. Hari would never have visualized that the problem would be raked up once again when he is gearing up for the release of the film!