Sekhar Kammula filed police case against his fake assistant: Sekhar Kammula has filed a police case against a person who cheated several people claiming he is assistant of Sekhar Kammula and collected the money from people promising roles in his forthcoming film.
The Central Crime Station (CCS) police have booked a case against a cheater (fake assistant) for impersonating film director Sekhar Kammula. According to CCS, the cheater gave an advertisement on a website stating Tollywood director of Happy days and Leader fame Sekhar Kammula is scouting for fresh faces for his upcoming movie. The offer demanded a fee between Rs 1,500 to Rs 1,800 and deposit in the given bank details. Many people believed this advertisement and deposited the money in bank.
The cheater gave the advertisement for over 25 days, collected money from candidates and later switched off his phone. As there was no response from the suspect, a person who paid him the money approached the CCS and lodged a complaint. Few people also approached the director Sekhar Kammula at his office. They were shocked to know that neither Sekhar Kammula was directing a new film nor he offered the job advertisement. Shekar Kammula was also shocked to see how his name was being used to collect money online. He along with victims filed the complaint at cyber crime department. The investigation has been started. The Cyber crime wing has booked a case under 165 (C), 165(D) of IT act along with Section 420 of the IPC (cheating) against the accused.
Sekhar Kammula is known for making films which are rare combination of aesthetic values and commercial success. Sekhar Kammula made his directorial debut with the independent film Dollar Dreams in 2000, which was a critical success, and won him the National Film Award for Best First film of a director. His second film, Anand, was also a blockbuster in 2004.
Sekhar Kammula’s previous offering Fidaa starring Varun Tej and Sai Pallavi was blockbuster hit with 50+ crores gross in 10 days.