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Gautham Menon denies crime branch's charges

Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon described as “false” and “misleading” charges that his company Photon Kathas had cheated production house...

Gautham Menon
Filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon described as “false” and “misleading” charges that his company Photon Kathas had cheated production house R S Infotainment. He said the case in this regard had already been closed twice in the past as no cognizable offence was disclosed.

The Madras High Court Saturday directed the central crime branch to register a case against filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon and four other associates of his production house Photon Kathas, if cognisable offence is disclosed upon investigation.

“These allegations are false and misleading because R S Infotainment had earlier filed a complaint on the same matter with the CCB in April, 2013,” said Gautham’s counsel A. Abdul Hameed in a statement.

“The CCB had investigated the matter and closed the case. R S Infotainment had then filed the same complaint with the magistrate court, suppressing the fact that CCB had closed the case earlier.”

According to petitioner’s counsel B. Ramesh Babu, Photon Kathas allegedly cheated R. Jayaraman of R.S. Infotainment, a film production company, of a large sum of money involving ‘Ek Deewana Tha’, a remake of 2010 Tamil romantic-drama ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya’.

Gautham plans to press charges against the petitioner soon. “Gautham Vasudev Menon and Photon Kathas have been vindicated twice by the authorities and he will move the High Court against R.S. Infotainment,” read the statement further.

“Fox Star Studios had provided a letter to the authorities clearly detailing the accounts of the film ‘ Ek Deewana Tha’ and that the film had made a loss of nearly Rs.9 crore and there was no profit from the film and so there cannot be any claim neither against Gautham nor against Photon Kathas,” added the statement.

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