Malavika replaced in 'Kartheegai', to be sued for Rs 75 lakh damages

Jun 26, 2008 PVS

Actress Malavika, who has charged Anjaneyulu, the producer of the film "Kartheegai", with trying to molest her during the film's shooting in Hyderabad last week, has been sacked and is to be sued by the producer for Rs. 75-lakh damages.

Veera, who directs the film, announcing that Malavika has been removed from the film, said another top actress would take her place. He would not disclose the name of the actress replacing Malavika.

He said the charges leveled by Malavika against the producer are baseless and she would be sued for Rs 75-lakh damages for causing financial loss and mental agony.

Malavika had signed up "Kartheegai" before her marriage with entrepreneur Sumesh and is now 5-month pregnant.

She alleged that last week, when she came for participating in the shooting in Hyderabad, the producer tried to misbehave with her. She left Hyderabad after unseemly incident and returned to Mumbai.

She had told IANS from Mumbai that "I found it difficult to do certain difficult dance steps due to my pregnancy. As the shooting was getting delayed Anjaneyulu came into my caravan and tried to physically examine me to find out whether I am really pregnant."

Malavika has lodged a complaint with the South Indian Artistes' Association against the producer.

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