The makers of Sandalwood's recent release 6-5=2 (Six Minus Five Equals Two) is again in the limelight. This time the makers are in the news for wrong reason as the Chennai based cameraman has filed a complaint on the director and producer of the movie for not giving him the credits.
K Magesh, who has worked in several Tamil films, has claimed that he is the original cameraman of 6-5=2. He alleged that the makers has not given him the due credits, and also cheated him of his remuneration.
Speaking to Bangalore Mirror (BM), Magesh said, "I have been cheated by the filmmakers. They contacted me in December 2012 about the film. I shot the movie for 15 days in Madikeri in January this year. The idea for the film came from Hollywood 'found footage' films. It was a huge challenge and I proposed shooting only with natural light and using small artificial lights, which will not be evident. The director KS Ashok took advantage of me, learnt all the tricks and then dumped me. My remuneration was fixed at Rs 1.5 lakh. Payment of Rs 95,000 is still pending."
The movie's tag-line had the sentence that reads, 'A video shot by late Ramesh,' which has even enraged the cameraman Magesh. Continue reading the story on slides...