Director Selva says that he is shocked to find out that major portons of the Hindi film Ladies vs Ricky Bhal have been lifted from Naan Avan Illai, which was directed by him. Selva states that when his friends brought this to his attention it was too late because by then Ladies vs Ricky Bahl was released.
Naan Aval Illai is a remake of K Balachander film. The film was originally made in Hindi as Wo Mein Nahin which was based on the Marathi play. The rights of this Marathi play and the Hindi film along with K Balachander’s film have been procured by the producer of the current Naan Avan Illai and it is shocking to know that Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is lifted from these films, said Selva.
In a press statement, Selva had said, “The fact is that though we had bought out the rights I had restructured the original Tamil version which was released way back in the 70’s to suit the tastes of today’s audience. The sequel which was released in 2009 was totally created by me. Now I am truly shocked that almost 70% of the storyline of Yashraj's Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl bear stark resemblance to my film."