A cyber fraudster has extorted Rs 63,000 from Venky Kudumula, the director of Nithin’s Bheeshma which released last year. The director lodged a complaint at the Hyderabad Cyber Crime Department on Monday evening.
Two days ago, a man called the director and said that the film ‘Bheeshma’ directed by you has been nominated for an international film festival and awards. He also explained in which categories he was nominated for awards. The fraudster asked him to pay Rs 10,000 per each category nomination for processing fees and transferred Rs 63,000 to a bank account.
A few days after that, the director realized that he had been deceived. However, Venky did not remain silent and approached the police. On the other hand, Venky is yet to announce his next project. The two films director has 100% strike rate with both of his films emerging as hits at the box office.Follow @THEPANIPURI