Vivegam story is mine, claims producer

Ravichandran Chandrasekar of Libra Productions has alleged that Ajith’s recent release Vivegam was based on a script he had narrated to the actor’s associate.

In a post on his Facebook page, he said that he’d made a presentation based on the script of his I-Na, to a ‘close associate’ of Ajith Kumar, who’d assured him that he would get an appointment with the actor.

After three weeks, the associate told Ravichandran that Ajith did not want to do a film with a ‘debut director’.

Ravichandran also alleged that around sixty percent of Vivegam was based on his story idea and presentation.

But, he refuted suggestions that either Ajith or Vivegam’s director Siva had anything to do with the plagiarism, as he had not met either of them.

Ravichandran said that some major technicians, to whom he’d narrated the script of I-Na, had called him after watching Vivegam as they saw the similarities. He has now asked for the associate’s immediate apology.

Meanwhile, Vivegam set a record of sorts by becoming the highest first weekend grosser of 2017 in Chennai. The movie minted Rs 5.75 crore in the first weekend, with an opening day collection of Rs 1.22 crore, followed by Rs 1.51 crore the next day, in Chennai alone.