Shriya denies knowledge about distributor Pandian’s case threat


Shriya Saran@CCL Press Meet

Actress Shriya Saran had filed a case with the Nadigar Sangam (otherwise known as South Indian Cine Artistes’ Association) accusing Malayalam film producer Thomas Antony of ‘breaching the agreement’ and releasing one of her Malayalam films in Tamil in its dubbed version.

The curvaceous Shriya had paired up opposite Prithviraj for the Malayalam film titled Pokkiri Raja some time back which had megastar Mammootty essaying the lead role. At the time of signing the film itself, Shriya had stated in her complaint, that it was agreed to by the producer that the film won’t be dubbed in any other language(s).

Now that the film has been dubbed in Tamil and is awaiting its theatrical release with the title Raja Pokkiri Raja, Shriya’s complaint gains relevance. The Tamil version is reportedly released by Malaysia Pandian, a popular exhibitor. Shriya’s complaint seeking a ban on the release of the Tamil version is still pending with the Sangam.

Pandian recently said that he’d file a case against those (read: Shriya) attempting to block his efforts to release the film in theatres and had also filed a complaint against Shriya with the Film Chamber.

When asked about Pandian’s complaint against her, Shriya said that she didn’t know anyone by name Pandian as the agreement was only between her and Antony. “Why should I feel apprehensive of a threat to file a case by some person unknown to me?” she shot back.