Kollywood actor Mahat Maghavendra, best known for his role in Mankatha, has filed a police complaint against Tollywood actor Manchu Manoj for attacking him at a party after the Filmfare awards in Chennai this weekend.
Mahat says, “I was at the party and talking to a friend when Mr Manoj Manchu, and three of his friends interrupted my conversation and started hitting me without even telling me why. I was hit on my face and stomach. Mr Manoj threatened me that he would use his influence to have me killed. He even made a call to someone and instructed them to bump me off and that he would take care of the consequences.
Later, I called a friend who took me to hospital. I was treated for a swollen eye and severe pain in my jaw. I am still in shock. After I was treated in the hospital, I lodged a complaint with the police for the assault. I still fear for my life as he is very influential.”
Tapsee speaking about it on her birthday said she is not aware of anything and it looked silly for her when she head that Manoj and Mahat fought for her and the incident saddened her. She added Manchu Lakshmi consoled her saying these are common in the film industry. She said scribes should find out if they are competing for her without her knowledge.
The buzz in film circles is that the cause of the animosity between the two southern actors is Taapsee Pannu. The actor, who was once close to Mahat, is now said to be involved with Manoj. And that seems to have set off a war of words, followed by the fisticuffs at the filmi party. However, the story doesn’t end there.