Mollywood actor Kalabhavan Mani has been charged a case for manhandling a policeman on duty. Charged according to IPC 322, the complainer says that while he was controlling the heavy traffic at Anamala near Chalakkudy, Mani's five friends who came up with the Kavady Mahotsav of Koodappuzha Sreesubrahmania Swamy temple didn't obey his order to clear off the traffic due to the procession. And then Mani came up to support his friends who had been in sever arguments with the policeman. And finally Mani is said to have engaged in a small fisticuffs. Mani is also reported to have threatened the police man over phone when he was later admitted to the government hospital.
But the actor maintains that the entire story is false. Mani maintains that it was the policeman who has pushed him and created a scene.