By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Film director Saran has lodged a police complaint against partner and art director Mohana Mahendran. In his complaint, he claimed that the art director cheated him out of 3.5 crores. Saran is the director who has directed hits like Kaadhal Mannan, Amarkalam, Parthein Rasithein, Gemini and Vasool Raja MBBS.
Whats more interesting is that Mohana Mhendiran was the art director for all these films. The complaint says that he was in charge of the production and distribution of the films produced by Gemini Productions, the production company that he formed with Mohan and cinematographer Venkatesh.
Two films were produced under the banner - Muni and Vattaram. Both the films did good business at the Box Office. Saran claims that Mohana cheated him out of him the money that was made by the two films. He claims that the profits are his since he funded the two projects himself. Saran was not aware of this as he kept himself busy with organizing shooting schedules and finalizing scripts.
The police said that they would inspect the director's complaint. Saran said. "I trusted my partner a lot. I didn't expect that he would betray my trust. I hope that the police clear the matter soon."