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Film director Shrikumar Menon was arrested May 6. (photo via IANS)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM — Malayalam filmmaker Shrikumar Menon has been arrested in a cheating case, police said.

Alappuzha police officials had reached his home in Palakkad May 6 night and took him into custody. The charge against him was he had collected around Rs one crore from an Alappuzha businessman, but failed to honor the agreement to make a film.

Menon time and again has the habit of courting controversies. In 2019, he was let off on bail by police after questioning him in the complaint given against him by actress Manju Warrier for defaming her.

He has directed Warrier in Mohanlal-starrer "Odiyan" as well as in several ad films. In 2018, he had an issue with legendary writer and Jnanpith awardee M.T.Vasudevan Nair over a script.

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