Looks like legal hurdles for the film, "Lingaa", has been cleared. The upcoming magnum opus, "Lingaa", faced yet another legal blow on Thursday when Madras High Court has asked the producers of the movie to pay ₹10 crore in cash.
Meanwhile, the reports are coming in that the producer Rockine Venkatesh had agreed to abide by the court order by paying ₹5 crore as deposit and ₹5 crore as guarantee on time. The makers have assured that the film will be released as per schedule on 12 December.
The producer of Balaji Studios Private Ltd at Saligramam in Chennai had approached the Madras High Court claiming the movie to be an unauthorised copy of Chiranjeevi starrer Telugu film "Indra". He had claimed that his production company has rights to remake the movie in all languages including Tamil.
The petitioner had demanded that the film be stayed until the copyright infringement case is cleared in the court. However, reports suggest that the makers have refuted these claims and have said that the case has been filed for mere publicity.
Ever since the teaser and trailer of the film were released, "Lingaa" has been haunted by cases of plagiarism and controversies. The first case came from KR Ravirathnam, who claimed the film's story to be a copy of his unreleased film. The second petition came from an aspiring scriptwriter, who claimed that the story of "Lingaa" is based on the script of his film "Uyir Anai". Though both the petitioners sought a stay on "Lingaa" release, the court dismissed their pleas.
Meanwhile, "Lingaa" tickets are being booked in full swing and the film is expected to have the highest opening for a Tamil movie.