Prakash Raj’s Payanam had landed itself in a legal tussle after Chennai financier Mahendra Kumar Jain entered the High Court to file a complaint against Payanam producer Prakash Raj. Mahendra accused Prakash of a pending amount of Rs. 79 lakh and 99 thousand and the court ordered the producer to pay up the sum or offer some kind of security to avoid halt in releasing the movie.
Well Prakash had laughed off one our calls on the phone saying “CONMEN can’t hijack PAYANAM” and even assuring us strongly that the movie will be releasing without any delay.
However Prakash could release the film only after his ex wife Lalitha Kumari offered her property as security, for the debt the actor owed Jain, with the High Court as demanded.
It may be worth mentioning here that the same Prakashraj failed to provide any sort of help to Lalitha when she was held for a theft case at Malaysia in July 2010.
A wonderful gesture by Lalitha though.