Gelathi director BP Shrinivas is again in trouble after
Ganga Kaveri actor Akshay, who is playing lead in his next
film Harishchandra Ghat, has walked out of the project. He
is taking himself back from the projects insisting that the
filmmaker is facing criminal charges.
According to Akshay's father Venkatappa, a criminal case was
recently registered against director BP Shrinivas for cheating an
educational institution in Goa of about 13 lakhs. Akshay felt that
it would not be appropriate to work with such a person, who is a
The actor's father claims that he did not know about the
criminal case while signing the movie Harishchandra Ghat.
So he decided to quit the film only when the media published
reports about his criminal case.
However, it is said that the actor has not received any
payment/advance amount for the movie Harishchandra Ghat.
When asked about this, his father says that they had some old
commitment. Now even if he is proved innocent, Akshay will not act
in the movie.
The movie Harishchandra Ghat went on floors on August
15. Actor Akshay and Shrinivas' daughter Shalini have been selected
for the lead roles. Journalist Ravi Belagere is also playing a
pivotal role in the movie, which has already been shot for four