The Bengaluru police have lodged an FIR against Latha Rajinikanth, wife of Tamil actor Rajinikanth, for producing a fake document to secure a court order to stop the media from reporting about her alleged Rs 14.9 crore dispute with a company that financed Rajinikanth's film "Kochadaiiyaan".
The FIR was lodged on 9 June on the basis of a complaint lodged by Ad Bureau Advertising Private Limited that alleged Latha cheated the firm.
The document was a letter written by Publishers and Broadcast Welfare Association of India, Bengaluru, allegedly affiliated to the Press Club, Bengaluru. The Press Club clarified that the Publishers and Broadcast Welfare Association of India was a fake entity, the Bengaluru police said.
Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited had taken a Rs 14.9 crore loan from Ad Bureau Advertising Private Limited to produce "Kochadaiiyaan" for which Latha stood guarantor, reports DNA.
But Ad Bureau claimed that it was paid only Rs 8.7 crore, prompting the company to file a case against Mediaone Global Entertainment. Latha also allegedly sold the distribution rights in Tamil Nadu for the film without informing Ad Bureau.
This prompted Ad Bureau to drag Mediaone to court, which was reported by the media, leading to Latha seeking a court injunction to restrain the media from reporting further on the issue. For this, she produced a letter written by Publishers and Broadcast Welfare Association of India, which turned out to be a non-existing entity.
Based on the Press Club's denial, Ad Bureau approached a local court in Bengaluru that ordered the police to investigate the matter. The police found out the letter to be fake and filed an FIR against Latha Rajinikanth.