A special court in Chennai, on Wednesday, sentenced Tamil actor Sarathkumar and wife and actress Radhikaa Sarathkumar to one year imprisonment in a cheque bounce case. In 2015, Radhika and Sarathkumar’s production company had procured loans of Rs 50 Lakhs from Radiant Group to produce the movie ‘Idhu Enna Maayam’.
Radiance Media Private Limited at Nandanam, a firm lending money for production of movies, had lent huge sums to Magic Frames at Teynampet, in which Sarathkumar, his wife Radhikaa and one Listin Stephen are partners, in 2014. In repayment of the amount, Sarathkumar had issued undated cheques, but they bounced in March 2017. Back in 2018, the lending firm decided to file a case and approached the court. Later, in 2019, the Madras High Court had declined to quash the criminal proceedings against the actor couple in the two cheque bounce case. Now, 4 years later, the court has announced the judgement of one-year imprisonment. Meanwhile, Sarathkumar and his wife Radhikaa Sarathkumar have moved to a special court to seek the suspension of the sentence. The court also allowed the suspension of the sentence petition moved by Sarathkumar stating that the issue will be resolved.