S.P. Ramamurthy, a well-known distributor from Trichy, has filed a complaint with the Chennai Police Commissioner alleging that Vijaya T. Rajendhar and his son and actor Simbu threatened to ‘kill him’ if he didn’t withdraw the case he had filed in the Court against them.
In his complaint, Ramamurthy has said that “T Rajendar owes me Rs.31 lakhs, which is due to me on ‘minimum guarantee basis’ when he releaed his film Monisha En Monalisa way back in 1999. He didn’t pay me the amount after repeated reminders and I filed a case with the Court in 2007 requesting it to ‘retrieve’ my money. When Simbu’s ‘Silambattam’ released, I filed a case in the Court seeking stay in releasing the film till my dues are cleared by TR.
“At that time, TR agreed orally to return the amount and I allowed the film’s release. At the time of release of Simbu’s latest film ‘Vaanam’, I met TR at his residence and requested him to pay up the dues. I was treated badly by TR and STR (Simbu) who said that I won’t be able to do any harm to them and asked me to vacate the place at once.
“Now that there is change of guard in the State, I met TR again the day before yesterday after I was invited by him to arrive at a ‘compromise’. Simbu and TR said they would ‘finish me off’ and told me to approach the Courts to get my amound back. They slapped me on the face and sent me out. In the circumstances, I fear danger to my life from them. I, therefore, request you to arrange for police protection to save my life besides helping me get back the amount soon.” the complaint ended thus.