Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife Latha to face a trial in a case relating to non-payment of outstanding amount of Rs 6.2 crore to an advertising agency, the Supreme Court ordered on Tuesday set aside the Karnataka High Court order that had quashed the criminal proceedings against her.
SC ordered that she will have to face the trial after a chargesheet has been filed, reports said.
The advertising agency had alleged in its private complaint that they had ventured in the post-production of the 2014 film ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, which was produced by Mediaone Global Entertainment Ltd, on Latha’s personal guarantee and had funded Rs 10 crore for it. She was a director of the production company.
In February, Latha’s lawyer gave an undertaking in the court that if her firm does not pay in three months, she will be personally liable to pay Rs 6.2 crore to the advertising agency.
The bench was hearing a plea filed by the Ad-Bureau Advertising against the March 10, 2016 order of the Karnataka High Court quashing the proceedings against Latha, which were initiated after a trial court order.