Hyderabad: A cheating case was registered against Akhilesh Paul; a Don turned football player in Maharashtra and the makers of Tamil actor Vijay’s latest release in Tamil and Telugu languages.
Nandi Chinni Kumar, a debutant director from the city, alleged that he had purchased the rights from Akhilesh Paul, to make a feature film based on his story and an agreement was made between them. But Akhilesh joined the makers of the movie and cheated him.
The movie which was released last Friday was based on the life of Akhilesh Paul, who was once was wanted by the Nagpur police for 45 cases against him. He became a changed person and is now teaching football to kids living in slums and red light areas in Maharashtra.
Chinni Kumar, in his complaint to Gachibowli police in Hyderabad, stated that in May 2018, he had made an agreement with Akhilesh and purchased the life story rights for a consideration of Rs 12 lakh. He had paid Rs 5.50 lakh and agreed to pay the balance after the date of cinematography and before the pre-release.
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But Akhilesh had allegedly registered the copyrights with the makers of Bigil(Tamil) and Whistle(Telugu), he tried approaching Akhilesh Paul, actor Vijay, director Atlee and the production team. Chinni Kumar also submitted some documents related to his agreement with Akhilesh Paul and newspaper clippings to the production house, stating copyright infringement. But none of them responded despite repeated attempts to reach them.
He appealed for strict action against the makers of the movie and also on Akhilesh Paul for cheating him and demanded justice at the earliest.