'Rajinikanth's movies create trends, not follow them.'
Irrfan Khan minced no words at an event to promote his new film Madaari, when he accused the makers of Rajinikanth-starrer Kabali of 'stealing' the Madaari poster idea.
"But it’s okay, chalta hai. Such things happen," said Irrfan.
However, Rajinikanth’s fan club has not taken too kindly to Irrfan’s accusation of plagiarism.
A source close to Rajinikanth says, "We respect Irrfanji as an actor but he needs to understand that Rajni Sir’s films don’t need to borrow ideas from anywhere. They create trends, not follow them."
Madaari director Nishikant Kamat is unconvinced that the striking similarities between the two posters are a mere coincidence.
"I just came to know about the poster similarity," says Kamat.
"What can I say? I have made many re-makes in my career as a director but I always took permission from the original source," he adds.