Actor Kreshna, whose Tamil movie "Yatchan" was released recently, has been booked in a dowry harassment case following a complaint filed by his estranged wife K Hemalatha alias Kaivalya.
His parents have also been booked.
Hemalatha had registered the complaint with the Thudiyalur All Women Police Station in June, 2015.
"During the marriage, actor Kreshna and his family members demanded 300 sovereigns of gold jewellery and '32 lakh cash as dowry. We gave 118 sovereign of gold jewellery and '35 lakh cash, but Kreshna and his family members tortured me demanding the balance jewellery," she said in her complaint, according to The New Indian Express.
Based on her complaint, the police registered a case against Kreshna, his father K Gunasekaran (66) and his mother G Madhubala (62) on Wednesday for "subjecting a woman to cruelty, criminal breach of trust and criminal intimidation."
The delay in registering the case was attributed by the police to a procedure. "We have to follow the procedure. The complaint was first forwarded to the Social Welfare department for inquiry and only later we started our probe and filed a case," a police officer said.
"In her petition, she also alleged that the actor had extramarital affairs with a woman who acted in one of his films. Despite our repeated calls, Kreshna failed to appear before us for inquiry and did not cooperate with the probe. In light of the Supreme Court ruling, we will not arrest the actor and will be filing the charge sheet in court," the officer said.
Kreshna and Hemalatha came to know each other on Facebook. They turned friends on the social networking site and gradually fell in love and married in 2014 with the blessings of both the families.
Meanwhile, the actor, who has filed for divorce from his wife a few months ago, has moved the Madras High Court seeking for anticipatory bail.