The Madras High Court has issued a notice asking for Thoratti actress Sathyakala to be produced in court on August 5, in response to the petition filed by Shaman Mithru, the film’s hero and producer, who alleged that Sathyakala has been kept in hiding by her parents in Coimbatore.
According to a report by Maalaimalar, the Madras High Court bench of Justices, MM Sundresh and M Nirmal Kumar, said that they cannot proceed further with the investigation until she is found, and directed the Coimbatore police to trace and bring her to court on August 5.
Shaman Mithru registered a complaint of abduction with the Coimbatore police, and said that when there was no positive responsive, he moved the court. The petition was placed before the Madras HC bench on July 26, by Shaman’s advocate Inthu Karunakaran.
Shaman alleged that Sathyakala’s father and step mother abducted her, and that they were not interested in her acting and modelling professions and were also making arrangements for her marriage against her will. “Sathyakala was friendly with everyone during the shoot for the film. She told me that her mother died young and her father re-married when she was 2-years-old, and that she was lonely as a child because there was no sibling. She told many people that her father and his wife did not like her acting career,” he said.
Stating that she has been missing for over a week, he said, “We completed all the work on the movie and scheduled it for release on August 2. The team and the actors were invited by a journalist on July 22 for an interview. It was then that Sathyakala was missing. Her father and step mother have been holding her captive.”
Sathyakala, 26, is a resident of Mahalingapuram in Coimbatore. The case was filed after she reportedly went missing from her house in Chennai where she was working. Saman Mitru belongs to Perungalur in Chennai, and is a partner with Sharman Pictures, the producers of Thoratti.
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