Film director Velu Prabhakaran has been arrested by the Central Crime Branch of the Greater Chennai police for his comments on Lord Muruga and Hindu beliefs.
Based on a complaint by office-bearers of Hindu organisations, police arrested him. Only recently, two members of YouTube channel Karuppar Koottam were arrested for denigrating Kandha Sashti Kavasam, it may be recalled.
A few months ago, superstar Rajinikanth’s comment about EV Ramaswamy (‘Periyar’) had sparked controversy, and the star hesitated to apologize for his comments.
However, a statement released by Raghava Lawrence stated that Rajini was the one who helped Velu Prabhakaran to release the film on Periyar. Velu Prabhakaran too has opened up about Rajinikanth’s help to him in a recent interview with an online portal.
Velu Prabakaran is an Indian filmmaker, cinematographer and actor. He is known for his controversial themes, often highlighting atheism and revolutionary subjects in his films.
Velu Prabakaran began as a cinematographer before making his directorial debut with the 1989 horror film Nalaya Manithan, before also directing its sequel Adhisaya Manithan (1990). He then made two more consecutive action films under R. K. Selvamani’s production in Asuran and Rajali, with both becoming box office failures.