Is Rajamouli trying to say he never copied?

There can be 100’s of inspirations for a director from around the world while making a film. It could be invested in his/her life or friend’s life or from someone else’s films too.

They can get inspired or deliver an inspired copy or just plainly copy from other films. Rajamouli did agree that he takes inspiration but never acknowledged that he copied something. At RRR press meet he talked about him copying as if he never did it. There are many videos showing that he did but he appeared to be hinting that it all is a media hoax than truth.

Even Jr. NTR said that he never believed that SSR copies. Well, then those who find out that he did are just trying to make him look bad! Are they?