Date posted: October 10, 2011
Supriya, wife of small-screen actor Tinku, has alleged in a complaint with the police that her husband had ‘secretly’ married another woman. A popular actor on the small-screen, Tinku had starred in many movies as a child artiste, notable among them being the Rajini-starrer Anbulla Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan’s Japanil Kalyanaraman.
Tinku married Supriya in the year 1999 after falling in love with her a few years prior to that. The couple has a girl child. In her complaint filed with the All Women Police Station at Chennai’s Thirumangalam, Supriya has stated that she married Tinku alias Arunkanth in 1999 after falling in love with him. She also stated that though their parents were against their marriage, finally, the marriage was held with the consent of parents from both the sides.
Supriya has further stated that Rs.30 lakhs in hard cash, 100 soverigns of gold and 15 kilograms of silver utensils were given as part of the ‘dowry’ at the time of marriage by her parents. Tinku’s mother Anjana Devi and sister Soniya (who is also an actress, wife of actor Bose Venkat), Supriya alleged, wanted a ‘car’ and started harassing and torturing her. Tinku said that he’d live with her only if her family provided the car. Tinku also reportedly demanded Rs.20 lakhs from Supriya’s parents to enable him to produce a television serial.
Following serious differences with him, Supriya left her house and started living with her parents. She said that she found out that Tinku had married Kavitha, a small-screen actress, which is illegal. She has requested the police to take action on Tinku, his mother and sister for dowry harassment and also demanded that Tinku be arrested for breaching the marriage accord and marrying another woman.
Denying all these charges, Tinku had gone ahead and applied for anticipatory bail from a Chennai Court. He has said that his wife was making all kinds of ‘false allegations’ against him. After hearing the case, the Hon’ble Judge asked the couple to sort out their differences between them at the Counselling Centre at the Family Court and postponed further hearing on the case to 20th October.