want to interrupt his journey. The actor turned
director was, however, freed after the cross-examination
that lasted for more than an hour since the
authorities found his explanation satisfactory.
Cheran flew to Coimbatore last night from
Chennai for his next venture Pokkisham that
was scheduled to commence in Gopichettipalayam.
Pokkisham is said to be the sequel to his
earlier hit, Autograph, and Padmapriya stars
alongside Cheran in the movie.
Income Tax officials reached the Coimbatore
airport much earlier to the arrival of the
aircraft and detained Cheran’s belongings
after he disembarked. He was later taken
to the Income Tax office in Coimbatore.
Cheran explained to the officials that he
had proper records and showed the documents
proving that the money has been withdrawn
from his own account.
After finding that Cheran has proper documentation,
he was released by the officials. The actor
drove down to Gopichettipalayam after this
for commencing the shoot schedules.
Addressing newspersons, officials belonging
to the Income Tax department stated that
Cheran extended his full cooperation for
the enquiry and had proper records for the
money he was carrying. “Since persons
who carry huge amount of money are liable
to show records, we had to interrogate Cheran,”
an official informed the media.
Cheran was unavailable for comment.