Bengaluru: Director, actor Prem may be on a high note following the success of ‘The Villian’ movie in which Shiva Rajkumar and Kiccha Sudeep acted together for the first time.
However, he has been the center of many controversies in recent times and the latest one being an allegation of cheating producer Kanakapura Shrinivas.
The producer said that Prem owes him Rs.5 lakh and that the latter had accepted the money while agreeing to direct a movie for him.
Speaking at the press meet called by the Tarakasura film crew, Kanakapura Shrinivas alleged that a few years ago, he had paid Rs.10 lakhs to Prem requesting him to direct a movie for his banner. Prem who agreed for the same, neither directed a film nor did he return the amount.
“After a lot of pressure, he returned Rs. 5 lakhs. He cheated me for Rs. 5 lakhs. I don’t know what to do,” he said.
“I will never ask him to direct a movie for me again in my life. All I want is my Rs. 5 lakhs back,” he said.
Prem is not available for the reaction.