Mollywood director, Shrikumar Menon arrested in a cheating case

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: May 7, 2021 07:12 PM2021-05-07T19:12:01+5:302021-05-07T19:12:47+5:30

Malayalam filmmaker Shrikumar Menon has been arrested in a cheating case, police said. Alappuzha police officials had reached his ...

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Mollywood director, Shrikumar Menon arrested in a cheating case

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Malayalam filmmaker Shrikumar Menon has been arrested in a cheating case, police said. Alappuzha police officials had reached his home in Palakkad on Thursday night and took him into custody. The charge against him was he had collected around Rs one crore from an Alappuzha businessman, but failed to honour the agreement to make a film. He has directed Warrier in Mohanlal-starrer "Odiyan" as well as in several ad films. In 2018, he had an issue with legendary writer and Jnanpith awardee M.T.Vasudevan Nair over a script.

In 1993 Shrikumar ventured into the field of entrepreneurship by starting an advertising agency, Colours of the World. But within one year, a big client of him got into trouble with the law and he was left with debts running to the tune of crores of rupees. It took him nearly 13 years to get out of it. Shrikumar's meeting with Ramesh Kalyanaraman, executive director, Kalyan Jewellers, to sponsor a programme at the Devi temple in Puthur, was a turning point. With Ramesh Kalyanaraman's father T.S. Kalyanaraman, also the chairman and managing director of Kalyan Jewellers’ support, Shrikumar got back to advertising. Directing ads for Manappuram Finance and Kalyan Jewellers made Shrikumar popular. He created advertisements with Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Mammootty, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Manju Warrier and many other popular actors. It was the first time that four South Indian actors – Nagarjuna, Shivarajkumar, Prabhu and Dileep – came together for one television commercial shot in four languages, with Mr.Bachchan as the common factor in all the four.


 

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