Director SS Rajamouli, who is busy promoting Makkhi, the Hindi version of his recent blockbuster movie Eega, has denied the charges of copying 2010 Australian flick Cockroach. The Tollywood filmmaker says that Eega is completely an original story and he has no substantial proof to prove it.
SS Rajamouli's denial came when he was quizzed about it during a recent promotional event of the movie Makkhi in North India. The director said that Eega is a unique story created by himself, but he does not have any concrete evidence to prove. He added that he is disappointed by the parallels between Eega and Cockroach.
SS Rajamouli said that he has watched several Hollywood animation movies while making Eega. He has also watched Fluke, which is a revenge drama of dog. He added that Cockroach itself was a copy of director Carlo Carlei's 1995 English movie Fluke. The comparison between Eega and Cockroach has upset the director.
The critically acclaimed Tollywood filmmaker further said that he had penned the script of Eega before watching any of the Hollywood movies and it is just a coincidence that both have similar storyline. But SS Rajamouli insisted that Eega is an original piece written by himself.
However, Eega has done a wonderful collection at the domestic and international Box Office. Its Hindi version Makkhi has also garnered rave reviews from Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, filmmaker Raju Hirani and director Rohit Shetty who recently watched the film at a special screening held in Mumbai.