Painter-turned-actor Sudhir alias Sudhi, who aspired to become a hero, has become a villain even before the release of his debut Kannada movie Neenolida Kshanadinda, which is directed by Ashik and produced by Jayapal Reddy, by eloping with a minor girl named Lavanya. Now, a kidnap case has been filed against the actor at Lakshmipuram Police station, Mysore.
It is said that actor was in love with Lavanya, who was studying in 10th standard. He was owning the shop Shri Arts at 9th main in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. He came in contact with Lavanya when she was attending tuition classes at a tuition centre, which was situated above his shop.
Recently, Lavanya's parents came to know about their alleged affair after she got her nephew beaten by Sudhir and his gang while he tried to advise her not mingle with him. So they sent their daughter to her grandmother's house at Lakshmipuram in Mysore, where she was made to stay away from Sudhi.
But Lavanya contacted the actor over phone and requested him to take her from her granny's house. She also threatened him that she would commit suicide if he did not take her away. After getting her address, Sudhir came in a car along with his friends on October 12 and disappeared with her.
Now, her parents have filed a complaint against him claiming that their daughter is a minor (below 18 years) and he has kidnapped her. Lakshmipuram Police have been searching for the eloped couple for the past one month. After more than 15 days, they have a received a letter from Lavanya.
In the letter posted along with the couple's photo, Lavanya has accused her uncle and nephew Sunil for eloping with Sudhir. She has claimed that her nephew tried to harass her sexually and her uncle Shridhar (from Mysore) tried kill her in order to occupy her fortune. She has requested the police to convince their parents and let them lead a peaceful life.
However, sources claim that actor Sudhir is very hard-working guys. Unable to pay for his college, he ended up as an apprentice at a shop making banners and stickers. For nearly 12 years, Sudhi painted film advertisements on private and public walls across Bangalore. Finally, he came across director Ashik, who was scouting for new faces for his film Neenolida Kshanadinda and called him for audition. Sudhir had also bagged a role in Tamil movie even before the release of his first movie. He had also got advance amount for the movie and bought a car.