Telugu film producer Bandla Ganesh and his brother Bandla Shiva Babu were booked by the Hyderabad police on Thursday after allegedly abusing a doctor.
The case was registered by the Shadnagar police under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The complainants Dileep Chandra and his wife, Dr Krishna Veni claimed that they met the producer and his brother a couple of months ago to discuss a bank loan.
The police complaint states that Dileep and Ganesh were reportedly involved in a land dispute after taking a bank loan, with the former claiming that Ganesh’s family did not repay the loan.
Due to this, Dileep said that the bank authorities seized the purchased assets.
When confronted about it, the complainant claimed that the producer and his brother insulted them by using their caste name. The police are yet to take action on the case.
"We are verifying facts. Based on evidence, further action will be initiated,” Shadnagar Assistant Commissioner of Police V Surender said.
This is not the first time that the producer is getting into a controversy.
Last month, YSRCP leaders met Vijayawada Joint Commissioner of Police BV Ramana Kumar and lodged a complaint against Ganesh, for his comments on actor-politician and Nagari MLA RK Roja.
Ganesh suggested that Roja didn’t become an actor straightaway, referring to casting couch.
“Do you have any shame? Are you behaving like an MLA? Do you have any common sense? Did you come straight into politics?” Ganesh had asked Roja.
In November last year, Ganesh was sentenced to six months rigorous imprisonment with a fine of nearly Rs 16 lakh by the Erramanzil Special Court in Hyderabad.
He was sentenced in a cheque bounce case filed by scriptwriter Vakkantham Vamsi. However, Ganesh was given bail after he submitted personal bonds before the court.
Ganesh has produced several films like Gabbar Singh, Baadshah, Iddarammayilatho and Govindudu Andarivadele with stars like Pawan Kalyan, Junior NTR, Allu Arjun and Ram Charan Teja, under his home production Parameswara Arts.