Aashiq Abu’s film ‘Virus’ stayed over plea alleging plagiarism

Friday 8 February 2019 1:28 AM UTC

KOCHI Feb 8: Ernakulam Sessions Court on Thursday stayed the release of Aashiq Abu directed movie Virus based on a petition alleging plagiarism by director Uday Ananthan.

The film deals with real-life stories, the stories that came with the Nipah epidemic.

Director Uday Ananthan alleged that his story was plagiarised for the movie, which is based on the Nipah outbreak.

Virus has a grand cast including Revathy, Soubin Shahir, Dileesh Pothan, Chemban Vinod, Asif Ali, Rima Kallingal, Tovino Thomas, Parvathy Thiruvoth, Kalidas Jayaram and Remya Nambeesan.

Rima Kallingal plays Lini, the nurse who died of the virus after serving at the hospital where the first of the infected people were admitted.

Revathy will play the Kerala State Health Minister, KK Shailaja, while Tovino will enact the role of the then Kozhikode District Collector, UV Jose.

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