An arrest warrant has been issued against Tamil actors Suriya, Sathyaraj, Vijay Kumar, Arun Vijay, Vivekh, Sri Priya, Sarath Kumar and Cheran, in connection with missing the recent court hearing related to a defamation case filed against them for their alleged derogatory comments against journalists. In 2009, when actor Bhuvaneshwari was arrested on prostitution charges by the Tamil Nadu police, she had revealed names of other actors who were involved in the racket. Several reports were written based on Bhuvaneshwari’s statement and it had irked some members of Tamil filmdom.
Following extensive media coverage on Bhuvaneshwari’s statement, while tarnishing the image of few actors, the aforementioned eight stars insulted journalists who wrote the article in a Nadigar Sangam meeting. Following upsetting remarks made by these actors, journalist Rozario Mariya Susai filed a private complaint against the eight actors. The court case was heard at the Ooty court, in the absence of the eight actors. Since this was the second occasion on which the actors had failed to appear before the case, a warrant was issued.
None of the actors were available for comment. However, sources close to a few actors said that now they will fight the case in court.