"Times have changed these days. World Cinema is accessible to all and makers have to be confident enough to use their own stories." These are the words of star writer and director, Trivikram Srinivas.
Ironically, his last movie, Agnyathavasi, became a huge debate about copying and plagiarism in Telugu Cinema. So, most of the fans and others are seriously interested in knowing if the film of their favourite hero is plagiarised from any other series or cinema.
A fan of Mahesh Babu asked the same question to director of Mahesh25, Vamshi Paidipally. He tweeted,
"@directorvamshi sir just saw some articles about our #SSMB25 it is taking from some Australia series and newzealand writer wrote a story line please give a clarity not for those who spreading news and fans too"
The director promptly replied and stated that he is using his own story as a reply.
"Not True at all... False News.... #Mahesh25 is not inspired by any Series or any Film. "
Well, not many Telugu Cinema directors would have thought that they will have to explain, if their work is a copy or an original.