Weeks after actor Unni Mukundan filed an FIR against a woman from Palakkad, alleging that she had attempted to extort money from him, the woman has now lodged a fresh complaint accusing the actor of defaming and threatening her.
Following the complaint from the woman, the Ernakulam CGM court has asked her to be present in the court on the 27th of January.
A case was registered earlier on the woman's complaint dated September 15, 2017. According to reports, the woman, who is a scriptwriter, had allegedly gone to Unni Mukundan's residence in Kochi to narrate a screenplay. This was when the actor attempted to molest her, she has claimed.
The incident reportedly occurred on August 23. Following her complaint, Unni Mukundan alleged that the woman was extorting money from him. The actor filed a complaint claiming that the woman had threatened to slap a rape case against him when he refused to accept her script which wasn't fully ready.
The actor also claimed in his complaint that he'd later received a call from a man who'd allegedly posed as the scriptwriter’s advocate and demanded Rs 25 lakh as compensation or marry his "client".
The actor had reportedly denied further dates to the woman to discuss the screenplay after their first meeting since the script was incomplete.
Unni Mukundan's complaint was first registered in Ottappalam and was later shifted to the Cheranelloor police station. The case has been registered under Sections 385, 506 and 34 of the IPC for putting a person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion.
Unni Mukundan is an actor seen mostly in south Indian films. He made his debut with the Tamil film Seedan in 2011, a remake of the Malayalam film Nandanam. The actor later made his entry into Malayalam films with Bombay March 12 alongside Mammootty. The actor won acclaim for his movie Mallu Singh in Malayalam and was last seen in Masterpiece, starring Mammootty in the lead role.