Recently, Niranjan Shetty brought a stay on Katari Veera Surasundarangi claiming that the story of the film was written by him. He alleged Upendra and Munirathna of plagiarism charges. According to him, through music director V Manohar he had met the Real Star and narrated a story titled Yamendra v/s Upendra to Uppi in 2004. But in the court, it was proved that the story of KVS was nothing to do with Niranjan's story.
After getting cleared for the release from the court, Upendra has now reportedly decided to file a defamation case against Niranjan Shetty.