Romesh Babu, the producer of the Vijay starrer Kavalan, has complained to the police that producer Shakthi Chidambaram threatened to kill him if he did not give a written statement that he is willing to forego 2.75 crores which a private television channel owes him. Romesh Babu said that he had sold the satellite rights of Kavalan to a private television channel for 5.5 crores of which he had received 2.75 crores. The channel refused to pay the balance for the past four months despite repeated requests.
Now, producer Shakthi Chidambaram has intervened in this issue and has threatened Romesh Babu with dire consequences if he does not forego the remaining amount. A complaint has been registered against Shakthi Chidambaram on this issue.