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Superstar Rajnikant-starrer Sivajihas run into a legal squabble over its script. The film may be a blockbuster but an assistant director has moved to court claiming he wrote the story.

The Fifth City Civil court issued a notice to Sivaji’s director Shankar and three others and posted the hearing in a week.

Sudalai K Jayarajadevan’s claimed in his petition that he met Shankak’s manager in 2005 where he discussed the script with him and some other persons from the film industry.

He alleged that after that time when he contacted the manager, he evaded him.

He finally managed to meet the manager and was promised a meeting with the director. The meeting did not materalise as the manager did not show up, the petition said.

The petitioner said he learnt to his surprise that his story was used for the film Sivaji. On June 6, he contacted the director’s office and was told that he was away in Canada.

Jayarajadevan claimed if the film’s screening was not stopped, he would suffer irreparable loss, inconvenience and hardship and sought an injunction to restrain the screening of the film till disposal of the suit