Director Vadivudaiyan has refuted all reports that he had cheated film producer Suresh Kothari to the tune of Rs 47 lakhs regarding a Vishal starrer. According to a complaint that Suresh Kothari filed at the Virugmabakkam police station, the director had approached him with a story and impressed with it he had agreed to produce it on a budget of Rs 7 crores.
As a part of the first installment, the producer claimed that he had paid Rs 47 lakhs but there was no progress with the film. Further, in his complaint, Suresh said that when he asked Vishal about the project, the actor made it clear that he has never heard of it following which he had filed the police complaint.
In reply to this allegation, director Vadivudaiyan issued a media statement that he has never heard about Suresh Kothari and was shocked about the allegations.
The directorâ€™s press statement reads: â€śSince this morning, false news about me has been airing on TV and in social media. It is not true that Suresh Kothari paid me Rs 47 lakh to make a film with Vishal, which I am yet to return, and for which he has filed a police complaint against me. I donâ€™t know who Suresh Kothari is. There is no connection between us. Last year, I borrowed Rs 3 lakh from a person named Ashok Lodha, for which I handed over a blank cheque and a signed document. I repaid this amount, with interest. However, Ashok Lodha refused to return the blank cheque and document to me. I sued him in the 6th City Civil Court in Chennai and this case is still pending.My doubts are that Ashok Lodha has handed over the blank cheque to Suresh Kothari who has misused it and is now claiming that I borrowed Rs 47 lakh from him. I will take legal action against those who spread such false messages to tarnish my image and name.â€ť
Director Vadivudaiyan, a former assistant to director Shaji Kailas, made his directorial debut with the film Saamida. He is currently busy with a Tamil and Telugu bilingual titled Veeramadevi. The film stars Sunny Leone in the lead role, which marks her Tamil debut as the eponymous character, alongside Navdeep. The film also stars Nassar and Srinath in supporting roles.
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