Gautham Menon could breathe a sigh of relief as charges against him has been quashed by the Madras High Court. The court did not find any cognizable offence against the director in the cheating claims made by R Jayaraman of RS Infotainment.
"The FIR that was filed against Gautham Menon and the directors Photon Kathas has been quashed by the High Court and relieved them of the harassment at the hands of RS Infotainment as there is no truth in the claims," said Gautham's counsel A Abdul Hameed in a statement.
According to petitioner, Gautham Menon's Photon Kathas had cheated him a huge amount. The director, who remade his Tamil Blockbuster Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa in Hindi titled Ek Deewana Tha, had a deal with them along with Fox Star Studios.
The agreement said that Photo Kathas should invest 25 percent each of the total cost of Rs 11 crore and the remaining amount would be bared by Fox Star Studios. The profit sharing ratio was also the same. But after the release, the Gautham Menon owned company took the 50 percent share without their notice and did not pay their share of 25 percent.
Gautham produces films under the banner Photon Kathas, co-owned by Reshma Ghatala and Venky Somasundaram.