Kamal cheated me, alleges producer Gnanavelraja

Chennai: Noted producer Gnanavelraja has filed a complaint with Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC) against Kamal Haasan alleging that the actor-politician cheated him of Rs 10 crore.

Sources say that Gnanavelraja has alleged that when there was trouble over Uthamavillain‘s release, a few years ago, Kamal Haasan had sought his help to ensure a smooth release and promised to do a film for him and took advance of Rs 10 crore to settle financial dues that posed a hurdle to the film’s release. However he has not taken any initiative to do a project with his production house, Gnanvelraja has said.

However, those close to Kamal Haasan denied the charge as baseless. Uthamavillain  was produced by filmmaker N Lingusamy and Kamal Haasan was just an actor in it. Blaming him of taking advance amount from Gnanavelraja was baseless. They even questioned why Kamal Haasan when Lingusamy is there.

NT Bureau