Director Mu.Kalanjiyam is again in the news for bad reasons. Kalanjiam is acting in a film titled ‘Kodai Mazhai’ and the film’s shoot was happening in Sankarnkoil a locality in south Tamilnadu. In a particular scene he had to slap actress Priyanka who plays his younger sister in the film.
Unfortunately the slap was so strong and landed close to the ear of the young actress which made her faint immediately. She was also reportedly bleeding from the ear.
Priyanka’s father Gunasekaran alleges that though the actress remained unconscious on the set for more than two hours none of the unit members care to take her for treatment. He said he had to book a car and rush to Chennai and admit her in a private hospital.
While the actress has been discharged from the hospital, Gunasekaran says that the doctor has said that the actress has got a severe ear injury and also asked to file a complaint against the actor. Gunasekaran also fears that this incident may spoil the future of his daughter who has been dreaming to make it big in film industry.
Gunasekaran further alleges that the Kalanjiyam slapped her twice. Since he was not satisfied with Priyanka’s expression during the first take Kalanjiyam slapped her for the second time which has caused her the injury.
Adding insult to their injury, neither Kalanjiyam nor the director of the film has visited the hospital in which their daughter was admitted.
Kalanjiyam has said the shot was taken after rehearsal and it was highly unfortunate that Priyanka mistimed the shot. The director turned actor has also said that he was shocked to see her badly hurt.
Gunasekaran has said that her daughter will resume shooting for the film only if the crew promises to take proper care of her.