Latha Rajinikanth wife of superstar Rajinikanth will face trial over alleged non-payment of dues to an advertisment agency. The apex court on Tuesday set aside a Karnataka High Court order quashing criminal proceeding against her.
Following a complaint by the advertising agency, the Supreme Court said Latha can apply for discharge at an appropriate stage.
The advertisement agency had alleged in its private complaint that they had ventured in the post-production of the 2014 film 'Kochadaiiyaan' on Latha's personal guarantee and had funded Rs 10 crore for it. She was a director of the production company. Film was produced by Mediaone Global Entertainment Ltd.
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A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the high court was "not justified" in quashing the proceedings against Latha, which were initiated following a trial court's order on the complaint by the advertising agency, AD-Bureau Advertising Pvt Ltd.
"This is a case which should have gone for trial. You (Latha) can apply for discharge at an appropriate stage," said the bench, also comprising Justices R Banumathi and Navin Sinha.
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The SC's order came on a plea filed by the advertising agency against the March 10, 2016 order of the Karnataka High Court quashing the proceedings against Latha.
(With PTI inputs)
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