By: Chetan R
Director Ratnaja allegedly got actress to kiss him by promising her roles in his next two films; liplock pic reportedly made public by blackmailers who couldn't extort Rs 1 crore from him
Had director Ratnaja paid up Rs 1 crore ransom to blackmailers, 14 intimate pictures of him kissing Sandalwood sensation and second-year PUC student Amulya would not have been made public, sources in Gandhinagar say.
The sources say the blackmailers also possess a one-minute video of Ratnaja with Amulya, who starred in the director's latest film Premism that could create a bigger controversy.
The video of Ratnaja with Amulya getting intimate is believed to have been shot in Belgaum.
Amulya and her family say the pic that reportedly shows her kissing director Ratnaja is morphed
"Ratnaja had pictures of intimate moments he shared with Amulya during the shooting of Premism in September last year saved on his mobile phone.
The phone was misplaced and it found its way to the blackmailers who began calling Ratnaja and demanding he pay them Rs 1 crore. When they did not get the money, they made the pictures public," said the source.
Vijaylakshmi, Amulya's mother, told MiD DAY that the pictures were morphed. "I'm completely shocked. The pictures have been put out by mischiefmongers jealous of Amulya's success. We will fight for justice."
1 kiss = 2 films
Sources allege Ratnaja has promised Amulya that she would get to play the lead actress in the next two projects if she let him kiss her. The actor's family deemed the allegations unfair.
Amulya is not only a sandalwood sensation, but is also a second-year PUC student
"I don't know what to say in the face of such allegations," said Deepak K, Amulya's brother. "All these pictures are morphed. That's all I can say for now."
Reported duration of video that allegedly shows Ratnaja getting intimate with Amulya
Amulya said the picture and the scandal they had created had shocked her. "I am not in a position to say anything. Following the promotional campaign for Premism, I have not been in touch with Ratnaja. My intentions are clear. I don't have need to resort to do such things for just two movies. I have turned down over 40 films after Cheluvina Chittara. I am not able to tell you if I was in Belgaum around the time you mention. Frankly, I don't remember."