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Sarkar plagiarism issue resolved; Varun Rajendran to be given credit for story

The team of Sarkar on Tuesday sorted the plagiarism problem by arriving at an out-of-court settlement with Assistant director Varun Rajendran who had filed a plea in the Madras High Court, alleging that the story of Sarkar had been copied from his story Sengol.

It may be recalled that the Madras high court had ordered notices to Sun Pictures, the producers of the AR Murugadoss directed film which features Vijay and Keerthy Suresh in the lead, and the South Indian Film Writers’ Association which had certified that the story of Sarkar and the story of Sengol were indeed one and the same.

On Tuesday, the Sarkar team told the court that they had resolved the issue amicably between themselves. The case was therefore dismissed.

According to the settlement, the team will give credit for the story to Varun Rajendran in the title card of the film. However, they will not be paying him anything for the story.

Talking to reporters after the hearing, South Indian Film Writers Association President Baghyaraj said that he was happy that the issue had been amicably settled. He pointed out that although his son Shanthanoo Baghyaraj was a big fan of Vijay, he was in a position where he had to do what he thought was right. He also complemented actor Vijay, who, he said had told him to according to his conscience and do what was right. Assistant director Varun Rajendran said that his only expectation was that he be credited for the story and that the Sarkar team had agreed to meet it.

Director A R Murugadoss is expected to address the press in this regard this evening.