iSmart Shankar Concept Is Mine: Hero To File Case Against Puri

iSmart Shankar Concept Is Mine: Hero To File Case Against Puri

Soon after iSmart Shankar's theatrical trailer was launched, Puri was accused of 'lifting' the main plot of the British sci-fi thriller, iBoy. Even Puri had agreed to have been 'inspired' by iBoy and other Hollywood movies and said that he didn't copy from any film.

But, here's a latest twist in the tale. Hero Jai Akash, popular for Sreenu Vaitla's Anandam and Anandamanandamaye, has claimed that iSmart Shankar's main concept of brain transplant matches with the story he had written for his 2015 Tamil film 'Naan Yaar'. Akash further said that Naan Yaar is releasing soon in Telugu as 'Kothaga Unnadu'.

"I was shocked on watching iSmart Shankar. I immediately tried to reach out to Puri Jagannadh, but to no avail. So we have lodged a complaint with the Tamil Film Producer's Council. If needed, we will proceed legally for justice," Akash said. Whether Puri will respond to Akash's allegations or not remains to be seen.