Just when producer, Munirathna was relieved from his other competitor and friend, K Manju who has now postponed his film's (God Father) release to June 8 or 12, another problem arises in case of Katari Veera, Surasundarangi release. Niranjan Shetty claims that Katari Veera is his story and he had narrated a similar script to Upendra way back in 2004 as Devendra vs Upendra. He has now filed a case against actor Upendra and producer Munirathna at civil court to seek justice. When City Express checked with the producer and the writer of the film, Katari Veera, he told us, "This is all bogus news. We are often forced to put up with this issues. Did he have to wait two days before the release of the film to claim that this is his script? Hundreds of issues like these rise almost every other day. If I consider them as obstacles, then I will not be able to release the film. Such problems are not going to bother me. I am definitely releasing
the film on May 10."
Niranjan will now fight a case in court and the issue will be finalised on Tuesday. "Nobody can stop the release. Even if the concerned person tries, I will take an undertaking from the court and release it," Uppi adds. Looks like Katari Veera doesn't need any more publicity as most of it has already been taken care of by others. "Do we need such kind of publicity? I say, it is just mental torture. Niranjan Shetty is not well versed with any line of his script and he claims that he has narrated the story to me. This is ridiculous. In that case, he could have gone to the chamber or directly approached me for any clarification. I don't know the reason for him to go to court directly. I have a strong feeling that there's somebody else behind all this," he says. Upendra adds further.
"When Robot was done in Tamil, there was a rumour that the film was a remake of a Hollywood film. I gave a statement then that nobody could have made a story like Robot with Shankar directing the film. There might a scene taken from one of other films — which is just out of inspiration. Today, people say that Business Man is inspired by Super. There are a few movies done in Telugu, which are apparently inspired by my own film, Upendra. Scripts like Katari Veera are a beaten track where films have been made for the past 20 years in a different style."
The actor who has not written the story of Katari Veera is quite miffed that he's been targeted unnecessarily. "I don't know the reason behind Niranjan sending me a notice.
"The lawyer was quite surprised by this. He told me, Sir, I have been following you since the time you started your career. How can somebody do this to you?. It has come to a state where even honest people can't fight anymore," he asserts.