The case has been filed against director Jean Paul Lal, production house Lal Media and two technicians, Anoop and Anirudh.

Kerala actors complaint on use of body double Police to approach CBFC for uncut version
news Honey Bee 2 Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 09:46

In the case involving the use of a body double for a debutant woman actor in the movie Honey Bee 2, police plan to approach the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) seeking the original copy of the film. 

The case has been filed against director Jean Paul Lal, production house Lal Media and two technicians, Anoop and Anirudh.

As per reports, police have found in the preliminary investigation that the filmmakers have used a body double without the complainant’s permission.

“We have noted that a body double was used for the movie, as alleged by the complainant. We will be verifying the copy of the film sent for certification to confirm the same, “The Times of India quotes a senior police officer as saying. 

Police said that the accused will be questioned only after the verification process. Statements have been taken from the complainant and a witness earlier.

According to a complaint filed by Meghna Nair, at the Panangad police station in Ernakulam, the director had used a body double in a way that was intended to harm the actor's reputation.

Jean Paul Lal is the son of popular actor and filmmaker Lal.

According to the legal notice that was sent to Lal media, the movie's assistant director asked the costume designer, “If she bends down in this dress, will it be possible to see anything?” The scene, according to Meghna, involved her getting out of a taxi and bending down to take her bags. The legal notice alleges that since Meghna refused to do this vulgar scene, the director went ahead and shot the scene using a body double. It was only when the movie released that she realised they had used a body double.

Police said they have questioned this particular costume designer.

This is the second police case concerning the movie Honey bee 2. 

The infamous actor abduction and assault case in February 2017, in which actor Dileep was arrested, also happened when the female actor travelled from Thrissur to Ernakulam while she was doing some work for Honey Bee 2.

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