hiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (BPNS)
The main actor cum director of super hit Kannada movie, ‘Kantara’ Rishab Shetty, and its producer, Vijay Krigandur had deposed before the Kozhikode, Deputy Commissioner of Police, K.E. Baiju today. The director and producer of the movie appeared before the investigating officer after the Supreme Court of India had on Thursday (9th Feb 2023) granted anticipatory bail to director Rishab Shetty and producer Vijay Kirgandur.
The division bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Chief Justice D.Y. Chanrachood and Justices P.S. Narasimha and J.B. Padiwala had in the order said, “Petitioner shall present before the investigating officer on February 12th and 13th . In case he is arrested he shall be released on bail forthwith subject to conditions on trial court.
The producer and director have given their statements before the police following a complaint lodged by the Kerala based music band’ Thaikoodam Bridge’ that a song in the movie was the product of the band and that the movie makers had not acknowledged that.
The band had complained that the song ‘Varaha roopam’ in the movie was actually plagiarised from their song ‘Navarasam’ without acknowledging it.
The music director of the movie,’ Kantara’ , B. Ajaneesh Loknath had rejected the allegations stating that the similarities were due to the same ‘Raga’ that was used in both songs. However ‘Thaikkudam Bridge’ renounced this and complained that blatant infringement of copyright law had taken place.