In a shocking piece of news, popular Tamil director Lingusamy has been awarded a six-month jail term on Monday - August 22. The verdict was pronounced by Saidapet Court in Chennai and it has come in connection to a case that alleged Lingusamy failed to repay the debt.
The judgment has caught major attention and become the talk of the town. According to reports, Lingusamy was planning to produce the movie 'Enni Ezhu Naal' in 2014. The movie has roped in Karthi and Samantha to play the lead roles. To produce the movie, Lingusamy's own company Thirupathi Brothers has acquired Rs 1.03 crore as debt from PVP Capital. The movie didn't get materialized further.
However, Lingusamy didn't repay the money to PVP Capital due to which the latter has approached the Madras High Court against the popular director. In its petition, PVP has claimed that Lingusamy has failed to clear the debt but he has been making movies. After hearing the matter, the High Court has ordered Lingusamy to repay the debt to PVP Capital. It has been reported that based on the court order, the director has given a cheque for Rs 1.03 crore to the creditor.
After acquiring a cheque, PVP Capital deposited it in a bank only to find that the director's account didn't have enough money to clear the transaction. The cheque was eventually bounced. With the bounced cheque, PVP Capital had filed a case against Lingusamy in Saidapet Court and the case was going on for several months.
On Monday, the Saidapet Court has delivered its verdict where it has awarded Lingusamy a six-month prison sentence for non-payment of the debt and for producing a false cheque. The reports say that along with Lingusamy, his brother has also got the same prison sentence. 54-year-old Lingusamy is active in the industry nearly for three decades and he is predominantly known for his directional works. Some of his movies include 'Run', 'Sandakozhi', 'Paiyaa', 'Vettai', 'Anjaan', and 'The Warrior'.