In 2013, Passion Movie Makers had approached STR to produce a film titled ‘Arasan’ and paid him Rs 50 lakh as advance.
The actor neither started shooting for the film nor returned the advance to the production house. M. Santhanaraman, lawyer of the production house appealed in the Madras High Court regarding the issue and Justice M. Govindaraj has ordered STR to provide security for Rs 85.5 lakhs (Rs 50 lakh advance + Rs 35.5 lakh interest rate).
If STR doesn’t provide security to Rs 85.5 lakh, his car, mobile phone, refrigerator, washing machine and all other household articles will be auctioned, said Justice M Govindaraj in his order.
However, STR side claims that the production house only didn’t begin the film and the actor hasn’t delayed the project. STR is currently on a break and he will soon begin the shoot of the Tamil remake of Attarintiki Daredi with Sundar C.