At the audio release function of Raman Thediya Seethai, Cheran lashed out at the media for publishing several news reports concerning him, which he claimed were false. The media present were not happy with this and demanded an instant apology.
A publication had recently carried an article that highlighted his ‘close relationship’ with his Pokkisham heroine Padmapriya. Hitting back at the press for carrying out the article, the emotionally unstable Cheran used the derogatory word, which incidentally rhymes with the nickname of the female lead.
“Only recently, a Tamil magazine published a story about me fondly calling Padmapriya with a pet name during the shoot of our next movie ‘Pokkisham,’” he said. Following it with a Tamil swear word, he angrily asked, “Why do you think I’ll have to fondle her? Is she my wife, my lover or my concubine?” he asked, in his vocal, verbally assaulting speech.
Meanwhile the function, which had a host of stars participating, including Balu Mahendra, Prakash Raj and Bharath, got off to an acidic start with director Ameer launching sarcastic verbal attacks on a few of his colleagues. This invited responses from directors Seeman and Karu Pazhaniappan who did not hold back when lashing out at Ameer.
Raman Thediya Seethai’ is directed by K P Jagannaath, a former assistant to director Cheran himself, and is produced by Moser Baer and Global One Studios Productions. It might be recalled that it was only during the launch of this movie that Cheran had cried to the media, asking them to stop romantically linking him with Navya Nair, who, incidentally, is one of the heroines in ‘Raman Thediya Seethai’ as well.