Chennai, Sep 17 (UNI) Popular Kollywood actor Silambarasan alias Simbu today denied reports that he was behind the wheels of his car that was involved in a recent accident at suburban Chengalpet in which one person was killed and another injured.
Asserting that he was busy shooting in Sri Lanka for his forthcoming film ''Silambattam'' from September three to 14, he told newspersons here that the media reports linking his involvement in the accident was a conspiracy aimed at tarnishing his image among his fans.
Media reports said Simbu's car was stolen on September 10 while he was partying in a star hotel on the arterial Anna Salai, along with his younger brother Kuralarasan.
When Simbu informed the police that his driver might have stolen the car, it turned out to be a wild goose chase for the police, before the actor's mother put the records straight stating that it was she who had asked the driver to come back home as Simbu was in the habit of partying for long hours.
At this stage, reports trickled in that Simbu's car, a Ford Mondeo, was involved in an accident in which one person was killed and and that it was found abandoned near Chengalpet.
''When I was in Sri Lanka, my mother Usha Rajender on September 10 night called me over phone and said the car taken out by Kuralarasan was missing. I immediately called up my another driver to trace the car. But I was shocked to see in newspapers the next day that we were partying in a hotel,'' he said and expressed anguish over the negative campaign against him by the media.
''Though my father Vijaya T Rajendher had clarified next day that I was in Sri Lanka, a section of press continued to carry out such malicious campaign,'' he bemoaned.
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