The unit of actor Chiranjeevi’s upcoming film, Acharya, has rejected the claims of two writers, who have claimed the story of the film to be their own.
In a statement issued today, Anvesh Reddy, on behalf of Matinee Entertainment Private Limited, said, “We wish to inform everyone that Acharya is an original story written and conceptualised by Koratala Siva alone. Any claims that the said story is a copy is baseless!
“It was only recently, on the occasion of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s birthday on August 22 that the title poster of Acharya was launched.
“It gathered great love and support from all sections of the society. As the hype reaches its zenith, a couple of writers have now made false claims with respect to the story of the film.
“We have kept the story of the film confidential and only a select few people are aware of what it is all about. It is absolutely ridiculous that claims are being made based on the motion poster alone!
“We’d like to clear that this is an original story. It is unacceptable to defame a reputed filmmaker like Koratala Siva. In fact, the claims, which are being made, are unfounded and seem to be based on the speculative and rumoured stories in the print and electronic media.
“Therefore, any claims with respect to the story are completely baseless, false and are made solely on assumptions,”Reddy said.
The film, which is being directed by Koratala Siva, has Chiranjeevi and Kajal Aggarwal playing the lead. The film also features Ram Charan, whose production house Konidela Production, is producing the film along with Matinee Entertainments.