Tollywood music director Shashi Preetam, was assaulted by his neighbour in Madhapur on Friday, the Times of India reported.
According to a complaint registered with the Madhapur police, a case was registered against one Bhanu Prasad under sections dealing with criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt.
The TOI report adds:
Both Bhanu Prasad and Preetam were planning to do a documentary for rural development department. However, Preetam bagged the contract. This made Bhanu bore grudge and on Thursday when they came face to face near their residence, Bhanu punched Preetam on the face. Preetam suffered bleeding injuries due to Bhanu's attack.
However, a report in the Deccan Chronicle claims that Bhanu Prasad bagged the contract but withdrew from the project due to ill-health, giving complete rights to Preetam, for which the latter had to pay him Rs 1.5 lakh.
Preetam first gained fame from the 1995 musical hit 'Gulabi'.