HYDERABAD: Filmmaker Ramgopal Varma on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Panjagutta police against film producer N. Ravi Kumar Reddy, accusing him of attempting to extort, cheat, and cause financial losses to him by using a forged document.
In his complaint, Varma claimed that prior to the July 14 release of his new film ‘Ladki,’ Ravi Kumar Reddy, representing Sivam Celluloids, had forged a letter of assurance purported to have been executed by Varma and filed a suit in City Civil Court to stall the film’s release.
Further, the film director complained that Ravi Kumar Reddy’s fabricated letterhead denoted Varma allegedly promising to pay Rs 1.33 crore to Sivam Celluloids.
RGV also stated that Ravi Kumar Reddy had obtained injunction orders from the High Court to halt the release of his new film based on the letterhead, which was a fabricated document with a forged signature.
RGV told the police that he discovered the forged document on July 18 when the arbitration papers were given to him, after which he challenged the court's orders in Civil Miscellaneous Appeal No. 325/2022 and had the ad-interim orders suspended on the same day.
According to Panjagutta police inspector Niranjan Reddy, RGV requested that the letterhead with the forged signatures be sent to Forensic Science Laboratories signature experts. The inspector stated that after obtaining legal advice, the necessary action will be taken in accordance with the law....