Popular Nepali actor, Anmol KC, found himself embroiled in legal turmoil after being arrested on fraud charges,
Anmol KC's arrest took place in Sangha, Bhaktapur, conducted by the Kathmandu Valley Crime Investigation Office. This was not a spur-of-the-moment decision. Rather, it was a carefully considered action, as the police had obtained an arrest warrant in advance.
The catalyst for this series of events was the actor's alleged failure to appear for a movie's shooting.
"A complaint against the actor on fraud charges was filed by producer Supriya Katuwal for not working in the movie ‘Ramayana’ even after receiving Rs one million."
Supriya Katuwal was not the only producer involved in the movie. Chandrakala Katwal Thapa, another producer, claimed to have invested heavily in the project. She alleges that despite receiving Rs 1 million to act in a film titled "Ravayan", KC refused to sign a contract, Kathmandu Post reported.
"Chandrakala Katwal Thapa stated in her complaint that KC had taken Rs 1 million to act in a film titled "Ravayan" but refused to sign an agreement for it."
Senior Superintendent of Police Somendra Singh Rathore took a keen interest in this case. Upon receiving the complaint, the police planned to mediate a discussion, summoning both the accused and the complainant.
However, Anmol KC's uncooperative attitude complicated matters.
The actor not only missed his shooting schedule after getting paid but also skipped the police mediation meeting, Steopati reported.
"KC did not come for discussion despite being called repeatedly, and he mentioned that the police could do whatever they deemed necessary."
To understand the magnitude of the accusation, it's important to know that the movie's shooting involved significant financial transactions.
The producer had disbursed Rs10.05 million to the cast and technical team. KC's absence post receiving his payment was a direct breach of trust, leading to the complaint being lodged.
"A complaint was lodged with the police accusing KC of criminal breach of trust, as per Senior Superintendent of Police Somendra Singh Rathore."
The situation involving Anmol KC serves as a stark reminder of the intricacies of the entertainment industry and the importance of trust, responsibility, and legal processes.