Sarkar plagiarism row: Murugadoss and Rajendran settle issue out of court

Writer Varun Rajendran, who accused AR Murugadoss of stealing Sarkar's story, reached a compromise with him.



Early this month, writer and assistant director Varun Rajendran alleged that the story of AR Murugadoss's Sarkar bears a striking resemblance with his work titled Sengol.
He filed a petition with the Madras High Court, seeking remuneration of Rs 30 lakhs from director AR Murugadoss and producer Kalanidhi Maran of Sun Pictures.
According to the latest development, Varun Rajendran and AR Murugadoss reached a compromise on October 29. However, the details regarding the compromise have not been announced yet.
It has been rumoured that AR Murugadoss and Kalanidhi Maran have agreed to give writing credit for Varun on the film.
Varun's petition was heard today morning at the Madras High Court. While AR Murugadoss and K Bhagyaraj (President of South Indian Film Writers Union) were present, Varun gave it a miss. At the court, Sun Pictures revealed that the two parties have reached a compromise.
Since Varun was not present at the hearing, the judge has postponed the case for a couple of hours. The latest buzz that is doing the rounds on the Internet is that Sarkar will release without any problem from Varun's side.
The details of compromise will be known when Varun and his lawyer attend the hearing that will be held later today.
Earlier, Varun revealed that he had registered his story Sengol with the South Indian Writer's Union in 2007. However, AR Murugadoss, in his recent interviews, disclosed that his story is not copied.
Sarkar featuring Vijay, Keerthy Suresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is slated to release on November 6 on Diwali.

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