The Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking a direction to the police to register a criminal case against Kamal Haasan, claiming that he had stolen an assistant director’s story to make ‘Dasavatharam’.
Justice R Regupathy was passing orders on a petition filed by Senthilkumar, an assistant director, who claimed that he had submitted a script titled ‘Arthanari’ to Kamal who had made it as ‘Dasavatharam’.
When the matter came up for hearing, the government advocate told the court that an Inspector-level officer inquired allegations made by Senthilkumar (that he was threatened by men owing allegiance to Kamal) and found they were not true.
Following this, the Judge recorded the statement of the government advocate and closed the matter without passing any orders. ‘Dasavatharam’, which had Kamal in 10 different roles, hit the screens in mid-2008.