'iSmart Shankar' is a copy of my film: Tamil actor

'iSmart Shankar' is a copy of my film: Tamil actor

Tamil actor Jai Akash has gone to the town claiming that 'iSmart Shankar' is a heavy copy of his Kollywood film 'Naan Yaar' (2016).  "Puri Jagannadh has lifted the entire plot and screenplay from my film. I have approached the Tamil Film Producers' Council.  I urged them to verify my film and Puri's.  Before taking this step, I tried to contact Puri but he didn't respond to me," Akash said.

The actor requested the Council to get him awarded compensation if they find similarities between the two films.  "If 'iSmart' is remade in any other language, I should get a share of the revenue," Akash added.

On his part, prior to the film's release, Puri denied that his product is inspired by the 2017 Netflix original 'iBoy'.  'Naan Yaar' was not known to the media in the Telugu States until Akash came out in the open with the sensational claim.  The director, who is also the film's co-producer, is yet to open up on the controversy.