Chennai: The complaint filed on the grounds of fraud said Soori had paid film financier Anbuvel Rajan and Vishnu Vishal's father Ramesh of Rs 2.70 crore for equal stake in a land sale. Additionally, Soori alleged that remuneration of Rs 40 lakh for the film Veera Dheera Sooran, which was later shelved, had not been paid yet.
The two actors have shared screen space in multiple films - Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran, Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu and Kathanayagan.
Reacting to the allegations, Vishnu Vishal took to Twitter to release a press statement. "It is so shocking and painful to read such false allegations against me and my father. Obviously vested interests are working. In Fact Mr Suri has to refund Vishnu Vishal Studioz an advance paid to him in 2017 for a film 'Kavarimaan Parambarai' which eventually was dropped. We have complete faith in law and judiciary system. It may not be appropriate to elaborate further at this point in time and we will strictly go by what Law permits. Fans and well wishers are requested to await till the moment of truth, emerges. Also request media to report on this with correct facts. Once things are clear I will take proper action within the limits of law," the tweet said.
A formal complaint has been received by the Chennai Police and investigation has begun, according to reports.