It is neither 'Oo' or 'Ulikki.' It is a police case on Manoj! Mahath (seen in Gambler), a Tamil actor, on Monday lodged a complaint against the UKUP actor. Cases have filed against Manoj and four others under sections 341, 294 (B), 323 and 506 (2).
This is what Mahath has said. "I was invited to a party after the Filmfare Awards on 7 July. I was at this party with several others from the film fraternity. I was called by a friend of mine to have a personal chat away from the crowd. During the chit chat, Mr. Manoj Manchu, who is an actor from the Telugu film industry, along with his 3 other friends, interrupted the conversation and suddenly started to hit me without even telling me what the issue was about. I was assaulted by these men for several minutes - I was hit on my face, my stomach, and my lower body. I was hit in my throat. Nobody else was even allowed to interfere and stop this fight as the men who were hitting me along with Mr. Manoj were intimidating whoever tried to stop them."
"As onlookers gathered and kept interfering, this gang stopped to hit me further. I was threatened after getting hit by Mr. Manoj, who even said that my death was in his hands and that he would go to any extent to use his influence to have me killed. He, in fact, used one of his gang members' phone and called someone and said over the phone that I be killed at any cost and that he would take care of consequences," he said.
Mahath added: "I was in complete shock and was insulted by them in the most abusive language. This incident happened around 4 a.m. on the 8th. After I was assaulted, I called one of my friends who came to pick me from the spot and I was taken to a hospital. I was treated for a swollen eye, severe pain to my right jaw. The doctors in emergency ward had told me that I was lucky to survive the blow to my throat as it would have easily dislocated my jaw."
"It took me seven hours to be treated in the hospital. I was advised to be under doctor's observation for the next five days. I am still in a state of mental shock and fearing for my life. After I was treated in the hospital, I lodged a complaint with the police department about the attack and have continued to file an FIR for the same. I still fear for my life as he is very influential," he concluded.