A small time actor cum story writer Niranjan Shetty has accused actor-director Upendra of stealing a story from him. He has even moved to court to stop the release of the film. However, the court has said it will decide about the stay after a hearing on Tuesday.
Niranjan Shetty says he had written a story called Upendra Versus Devendra way back in 2005 and had even narrated the story twice to Upendra. Niranjan says even producer Hanumanth Inamdaar and music director V Manohar were present at the session. Niranjan says though he did two versions, Upendra didn't do the film for unknown reasons.
Now Niranjan says that Kataariveera Surasundarangi has many similarities with his Upendra Versus Devendra and doubts that Upendra has rewritten the story. As such, Niranjan has filed a case against Upendra, producer Munirathna and distributor Rockline Venkatesh, the hearing of which will take place on Tuesday.