Producer-director Lingusamy has filed a complaint with the Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) against actor Simbu stating that the later had ‘duped’ him of Re.1 crore.
It turns out that some time back, Lingusamy wanted to make a film starring Simbu in the lead. He held preliminary round of talks with Simbu and reportedly gave him an advance of Re.1 crore. Later, when Lingusamy got caught up in huge financial issues, he couldn’t kick-start the project with Simbu.
Lingusamy got in touch with Simbu and asked him to return the Re.1 crore paid to him as he was not in a position for the time being to go ahead with his film. Simbu is said to have told him in return not to ask him to pay the money back but to make efforts to launch the project as soon as possible.
Realizing that it would be futile to talk to Simbu in this regard, Lingusamy has formally lodged a complaint with the Producers’ Council asking it to intervene in getting his money back from Simbu.