Chief executive officer of Sun Pictures, Hansraj Saxena, was on Sunday arrested by Chennai City Police on cheating charges based on a complaint by a film distributor over a dispute on Vishal-starrer 'Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai'.
According to T S Selvaraj of Kanda Films, he paid Rs 1.25 crore to Sun Pictures for distributing 'Theeratha Vilayattu PIllai'. However, the movie did not do well at the box office and Kanda Films faced huge losses.
When Selvaraj asked Sun Pictures to repay him Rs 82.5 lakh, he was threatned with dire consequences. Based on his complaint, the Police arrested Saxena in the Chennai airport on Sunday when he returned from Hyderabad.
Last year, a complaint was registered against Saxena for damage of a Chennai-based hotel. When journalists on Sunday asked Chennai City Police Commissioner J K Tripathy about this, he said the case was pending before court.