When Sun Pictures,was contacted for the confirmation of the news they were taken by surprise and confirming the news spreading across went on to file a complaint at the Pattinapakkam police station in Chennai
The inital police Investigations revealed a duo had cheated the distributors and on further investigestion two persons were arrested for selling the distribution rights of Endhiran’s Telugu version titled Robot. Udayakumar (46) Director Shankar’s production manager and Surendran(44) an employee of Tirupathi Tirumala Films for creating fake documents and having sold the distribution rights to Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Films owned by Srinivasa Rao for Rs. 27 crores and received Rs. 2 crores as advance by fabricating the documents. The duo also had contacted theatres in Andhra Pradesh and collected Rs 2 crore from them as advance amount.The two of them have been arrested in Chennai on Tuesday.
We have not sold any rights of ‘Endhiran, be it Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, overseas or satellite rights, to anyone. How could a production manager be authorised to strike a deal? We have filed a complaint against Udhayakumar and his friend, Sun Pictures COO Hansraj Saxena has said.