The Madras High Court on Tuesday issued a stay on Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘House Full’, in response to a petition filed on behalf of popular Tamil producer P L Thennappan, who claimed that the film was based on ‘Kadhala Kadhala’.
In his petition, Thenappan said that he was the owner of the rights of the Kamal Haasan-Prabhu Deva starrer movie and he had not sold it to anyone. “However, ‘House Full’ is based on ‘Kadhala Kadhala’,” he said.
Thenappan had alleged that the makers of ‘House Full’ (Bollywood producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sajid Khan) had made the movie without obtaining rights from him.
“House Full has been ripped off from my production venture ‘Kadhala Kadhala’ directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. I was shocked when I watched the Hindi film as nearly 60 per cent of the scenes from ‘Kadhala Kadhala’ were there,” Thenappan said.
The producer also said that he was in talks with Sajid Nadiadwala about selling the remake rights and the deal did not go through.