Film-makers to give Veerappan's widow compensation for privacy violation

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 05:32 hrs

London: Makers of a film based on the life of India's most notorious bandit Veerappan have agreed to pay rupees 25 lakh to his widow.

Veerappan's widow Muthulakshmi has said the film violates her privacy and has the potential to damage the reputation of her family.

She and the film's director reached an out-of-court settlement, the BBC reports.

The settlement meant that the film, called Vana Yudham and featuring several members of the dead bandit's gang in the cast, was released as planned on Thursday.

The dispute between Muthulakshmi and director AMR Ramesh came before Supreme Court, which urged both the sides to reach a compromise. 

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