In a Facebook post, last week, praising Kannada film Ulidavaru Kandante, he said, “It’s pretty hard to imagine how a masterpiece turned into a piece.” His observations came on the day Nivin’s Tamil film, which is based on the Kannada hit, released in theaters even he was yet to watch the latest Tamil film. Producers Vinod Shornur and Anand Payyanur of Richie has accused Roopesh of causing serious damage to the film with his comments and reportedly demanded “strong punitive action” against him. That was never my intention. In return, Roopesh has revealed that he was considering legal action against the makers of Richie on defamation charges. “He has his freedom to say anything. I apologise for the pain I may have caused due to this. “I will be moving the court and seeking damages for tarnishing my image. He even made an audio message explaining his English post in Malayalam. Nivin remade the film as Richie, which released last week to mixed reviews from the critics. The controversy has now intensified as he is contemplating whether to file a defamation suit against the filmmakers of Richie, who has moved the Kerala Producers Association against him. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Published: December 12, 2017 5:41 pm
Roopesh Peethambaran’s Facebook post on Richie sparks controversy
Apologies for criticising Nivin Pauly’s Richie: Roopesh PeethambaranRichie actor Nivin Pauly: Gautham told me I wouldn’t look good without a beardAmala Paul opts out of Kayamkulam Kochunni, Priya Anand to star opposite Nivin PaulyDirector Roopesh Peethambaran has been on the receiving end from the fans of Malayalam star Nivin Pauly for his social media most on recently released film Richie. Besides writing and directing, Kannada actor Rakshit Shetty had played the lead role in the coming of age crime drama Ulidavaru Kandante. “I realize that impulsive reaction was a mistake which hurt a lot of people. You can say it in a personal talk but not on social media,” producer’s association official G Suresh Kumar told the newspaper. But when you are working in the same industry, even if a film is not good, you don’t say that on a public platform. However, things didn’t seem to settle down as the filmmakers of Richie believe Roopesh’s post has caused significant damage to the film’s performance at the box office. I am sorry,” he wrote on his Facebook account. Roopesh came under fire from fans and he was reputedly trolled forcing him to issue an apology. It will be against the media outlets as well as Vinod Shornur, Anand Payyanur and Nivin Pauly,” Roopesh was quoted as saying in a Times of India report.