The Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) on Thursday has filed a police complaint at Nandambakkam station in Chennai against actor Bobby Simha. The move comes after the Council decided to boycott the actor if he did not withdraw the cases filed by him.
Speaking to TNM, Durai Raj, the Council’s Secretary says, “We had given him time to withdraw the cases he filed against the film’s producer but he did not comply. We have now filed a complaint against him for his false complaint. An FIR has been registered under 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 470 (Forgery) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the IPC. The police also cancelled his FIR against the film’s producer when we explained the situation.”
Durai Raj also adds that Bobby’s actions have caused a great loss for the film’s producer. “They were not able to promote the film properly. The police, in fact, did not conduct any inquiry when Bobby filed the complaint before the release," he alleges.
Actor Bobby had filed a complaint at the Nandambakkam police station on March 19 under sections 406, 420, 469 and 470 claiming that the film’s director had used CGI to complete his portions after he exited from the project. He further alleged that the director had used someone else’s voice to dub for his parts as he did not dub for the film himself.
Earlier this week, the TFPC organised a meeting between the film’s producer and Bobby Simha to discuss the issues. Bobby Simha was asked to withdraw his cases and complaint or face non-cooperation from the Council. Following his refusal to back down, the Council filed a complaint against the actor.
Agni Devi, a political drama starring Bobby Simha, Madhoobala and Remya Nambeessan was released on March 22. The film received a poor response at the box office.