Notice to film director not to make film on Nithyananda

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Swami Nithyananda
Bangalore, Mar 21: A Hyderbad-based advocate has issued a legal notice to a Kannada film director not to make a film on self-styled godman Nithyananda which portrays a "distorted version" of his life.

Advocate Krishna Kumar Bhagawati has issued the notice to Madana Mallu not to make Satyananda as it "depicts only the police version of Nithyananda (depicting the alleged sleaze scandal involving a regional actress), which is false and baseless", senior counsel for Nithyananda, KV Dhananjay told PTI.

Bhagawati had earlier got a stay order from Hyderbad High Court on a Telugu film "Ayyaru" made on the life of Nithyananda, according to Dhananjay.

Nityananda landed in controversy in March last year after a local television channel aired a purported video footage showing him in a compromising position with a Tamil actress.

He was subsequently arrested in Solan district in Himachal Pradesh on Apr 21.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has filed a chargesheet against Nityananda and four of his associates under various sections of IPC, including rape and unnatural sex.

PTI

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