South actor Harish Raj threatens Sholay-like suicide!
Sitting on the edge of the terrace, he threatened to commit suicide. But why?
Mon, Mar 07, 2011 08:52:30 GMT
Kannada actor Harish Raj whose first film as director, Gun, isn’t doing very well at theatres, threatened to commit suicide in the style that brings to mind Dharmendra’s suicide attempt in Sholay.
It’s a case of life imitating art. On Saturday morning, Harish Raj went to the terrace of Santosh Theatre in Bangalore, sat on the parapet, took out a knife, and threatened to commit suicide because the theatre owner was planning to take his movie Gun off the screening schedule.
Gun, directed by Raj, hasn’t got rave reviews and the owner of Santosh Theatre planned to take it off in favour of another film by actor-director Sudeep.
Reports say Harish Raj and the producer of Gun, Murali, met the theatre owner and tried to persuade him to keep screening their film. But when the owner did not bow to their demands, Raj went to the terrace and threatened to commit suicide.
A sub inspector and constable of Upparpet police station arrived on the scene and tried to stop Harish from committing suicide. In the scuffle, the constable was injured.
After the incident, the police arrested Harish and registered two cases against him: attempt to commit suicide (under section 309) and assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty (under section 353).