Director Sai Rajesh of Hrudaya Kaleyam movie was drawn into a controversy by an entertainment portal which published a copy that the director had duped an NRI by getting Rs 1 crore from him for making a film.
The director has sent a legal notice to the website that published the copy without verifying the truth and also to the NRIs who accused him in a false case. Further, he has planned to stage a hunger strike in front of Telugu film directors association urging them to take action against them.
In his legal notice, the director has asked the website and the NRIs to offer unconditional apology and remove the copy from the site. Further, he has demanded the website to pay Rs 2 crore for causing irreparable damage with their news.
According to the latest grapevine in industry, nearly 30 directors are planning to take this case with the Producers Council. According to them the website is known for spreading baseless gossips which unfortunately receives more traction.
Sai Rajesh’s upcoming film Kobbari Matta is due for release. Recently, a song from the film featuring lead actor Sampoornesh Babu was released online.