A city civil court today issued orders suspending the screening of Tollywood actor Rajasekhar-starrer Shekar
The court directed the makers of the movie to deposit Rs. 65 lakh with it for it to lift the orders.
The court issued the orders in response to a petition filed by a financier Parandhama Reddy.
In his petition, Reddy alleged that the wife of actor Rajasekhar, Jeevitha, had borrowed money from him but did not return it as promised.
He urged the court to issue interim orders suspending the screening of the movie until his dues were cleared.
The court also issued orders stating that all the rights of the movie would be attached if the makers did not clear the dues, and asked the makers to not telecast the movie on any digital platforms including YouTube and other OTT platforms until the dues were cleared.
Responding to the court's orders, Rajasekhar alleged that some of his opponents had conspired against him and got the screening of the movie suspended.
He said that the cast and crew of the movie had put in a lot of hard work to make it, and that the audience of the State had given an overwhelming response to his movie.