Scriptwriter Kona Venkat is considering filing a defamation case against director Srinu Vaitla for wrongly crediting his name to the story of "Bruce Lee - the Fighter".
Everyone knows that Kona Venkat has penned the story for "Bruce Lee - the Fighter" in collaboration with another popular writer Gopi Mohan. The Ram Charan starrer has failed to impress the audience and critics, who have singled out the script as the reason for the movie's box office failure.
Reports suggest that Kona Venkat has a different say on the scripting of "Bruce Lee - the Fighter". Sources close to him claim that Srinu Vaitla changed the original script, written by the duo, completely. An upset Kona Venkat has now planned to take legal action against the director and has reportedly sought opinion from an advocate for it.
"He is angry about the makers crediting his name to the story of Bruce Lee. His original script was completely changed. He is filing the case as they have given his name in the credits but haven't used his story. He may file a defamation case for Rs 10 crore and demand a public apology from Srinu," Deccan Chronicle quoted a source as saying.
Kona Venkat has also decided to release his original script of "Bruce Lee - the Fighter" online. "He also wants to upload the original script online. Because he wants the public and fans to know the differences between the original script and the film's story," the source added.
"Bruce Lee - the Fighter" is big ticket movie made on a whopping budget of Rs 60 crore. The movie has fetched approximately Rs 56 crore to its producer DVV Danayya from the sale of its theatrical rights. The film has returned Rs 38.29 crore to its distributors in 10 days. With its business falling considerably at theatres, the distributors are worried about suffering huge losses.
It should be recalled here that the combination of the writer duo and the director has proved to be super successful, until their relationship soared following differences on the sets of "Baadshah". Srinu Vaitla went on solo for "Aagadu" and failed. Ram Charan and DVV Danayya brought them together for "Bruce Lee - the Fighter".