Hyderabad: Actor Suriya is going through a difficult phase in his career as his last couple of films have failed to rake in profits at the box office. The actor is eagerly waiting to redeem himself with his next film Soorarai Pottru. Directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad of Irudhi Sutru fame, the film is based on the life of Air Deccan founder GR Gopinath. The film is expected to hit the theatres sometime in summer of 2020.

A few weeks ago, there was an epic announcement stating that Suriya and director Vetri Maaran would join hands for a film. This untitled film will be produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu under his home banner V Creations. At a recent award function, Vetri Maaran, however, spilt the details regarding his film with Suriya.

Confirming that the film is titled Vaadi Vaasal, Vetri Maaran also said that it is based on the novel of the same name written by CS Chelliah. The filmmaker said that the film would be based on Tamil sport Jallikattu and they have secured the rights of the film. However, months before its shooting, summer, the film has already encountered a problem.

Puvi, who worked as an assistant to SP Jananathan, had written a script titled Vaadi Vaasal and narrated the story to Suriya nearly five years ago. Back then, Suriya had agreed to do the film and asked the director to make a few changes in the script. However, Suriya’s friend and manager Rajasekarpandian said that lost the bound script and left the film in the bay.

Now, Puvi claims that Vetri Maaran’s script is based on his own script and accuses him of plagiarism. Neither Vetri Maaran nor Thanu has so far responded to the plagiarism charges.

Pranita Jonnalagedda

A features journalist who started writing because of her love for newspapers, Pranita Jonnalagedda is now exploring the digital space where she writes extensively on Telugu cinema. After fulfilling a childhood dream of working in the newspapers with brief stints in The Times of India and The Deccan Chronicle, Pranita is now a freelancing journalist who has contributed to several leading news portals like Film Companion, The News Minute, DNA, Telugu 360 and The Hans India among several others. Exploring her joint love for films and writing, she covers cinema in a holistic style and covers all the related trends, news, and fashion developments. An alumnus of Osmania University College of Arts and Social Sciences from where she pursued her Post Graduation in Mass Communication and Journalism, she is travel blogging when she isn't writing.

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