A police complaint was filed against actor-producer-director R Parthiban by his former associate Jayam Kondaan, for allegedly attempting to murder him. Jayam, a lyricist, said in his complaint that he has been working at Parthiban’s house for ten years, and was fired recently following a theft incident. Parthiban responded saying the allegations were completely false.
In his complaint, Jayam stated, “I’ve been working in his office and house for over ten years. I even closed my shop to work with him. When there was a theft incident at his Thiruvanmayur residence last year, he inquired people working at his home and fired some of them. He continued to be associated with me alone. Recently, I tried contacting one of the people fired to speak about a work-related matter. This angered Parthiban. On 8 May, from the third floor of Prem Theatre in Nungambakkam, Parthiban and another person began beating me and they tried to push me down the staircase. I escaped. This incident will be recorded in the CCTV camera too. Like me, many people associated with Parthiban have been affected. There is a threat to my life, and I seek police protection and immediate action.”
In a tweet yesterday, Parthiban denied the attempt to murder and said that Jayam was trying to gain false popularity by raising a wrong complaint and circulating it to the media.
'பார்த்திபன் கொலை செய்ய முயற்சி' Humour sense-க்கு அளவுவே இல்லாமல் போய் விட்டது!என் புகாரின் பெயரில் நேற்று மாலை ஆணையர் அலுவலகத்தில் நின்ற குற்றவாளி இன்று காலை அதே அலுவலகத்தில் என்மீது புகார் செய்ய அது எல்லா ஊடகங்களிலும் வர கவிஞனாக பிரபலமாகி விட்டார் ஒருவர்.
— R.Parthiban (@rparthiepan) May 9, 2019
We have reached him for further comments and will update the story when he responds.
Parthiban, a former vice president of Producers’ Council, is currently working on his directorial Oththa Serupu which will have a grand audio launch at Phoenix Mall in Chennai on May 19, attended by actor-politician Kamal Haasan and director Shankar. Jayam Kondaan says he has also worked on this project.
Shoot for the film began in March and a teaser released, leding to speculations that Oththa Serupu is a murder mystery. Details about the cast are yet to be known, but Parthiban will be seen in an important role. Resul Pookutty is the sound designer for the film, Santhosh Narayanan is the composer, Ramji is the cinematographer, Sudharshan is the editor. Dubbing work and post-production for the film is on, and release announcements will be made soon.
Meanwhile, Vishal-starrer Ayogya, featuring Parthiban as the main antagonist, was scheduled to release today, but had to be postponed due to unknown reasons.