`Endhiran` embroiled in plagiarism claims by Tamil writer

Kuala Lumpur: Rajnikanth`s blockbuster flick `Endhiran` (Robot) has come under a plagiarism row as a noted Tamil writer has complained that the background of movie was stolen from one of his stories.

According to Malaysia Nanban, Arnika Nasar, who is popular for his science fiction novels, previously lodged a complaint with the Chennai police that `Endhiran` was a spin-off from his novel that was published a few years ago, reports the Star Online.

Nasar said that the core story of the movie was "stolen" from his story that was published in another popular magazine in 1995.

He also alleged that movie director Shankar had intentionally stolen the core story of his novel and made it into the movie.