Film producer given three months jail sentence in money laundering case

As a major shock for Tamil cinema fans, popular film producer Swargachitra Appachan who garnered a reputable name in the Malayalam film industry, has been given a three months jail sentence in a money laundering case filed by SA Chandrasekhar. Vijay and Shriya Saran starrer ‘Azhagiya Tamizh Magan’, which was directed by Bharathan was released in 2007, and the film was produced by Swargachitra Appachan. Appachan had borrowed Rs 1 crore from Vijay’s father and director SA Chandrasekhar for the release of the film, claiming that he would repay it in 15 days. But he didn’t return the money. SAC then approached the court regarding his grievance and the case had gone on for a number of years. The verdict has come and the judge has given three years imprisonment for Appachan. Appachan has done many superhit malayalam movies which grabbed state and national awards as well. The issue has created a sensation in Kollywood as the producer who has done two super hit films with Vijay and several others in Malayalam is facing such a serious issue in life. The verdict also has stirred up the debate as there have been several money laundering cases raised in recent times in Kollywood.