Four held for illegally selling Rs.700 mn property of actress

September 27th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Amitabh BachchanChennai, Sep 27 (IANS) Four people, including two women, have been jailed for allegedly selling a property worth over Rs.700 million and partly owned by actress-turned-politician Vijayashanti. They used forged papers to sell the property in the northwest suburbs of this city, the police said.The four were arrested Friday following a complaint from one of the owners of the property.

All of them were sent to Puzhal prison after a court remanded them to judicial custody for 14 days, a police official said.

Vijayashanti heads Talli Telangana, a political party in Andhra Pradesh, and is said to own sizeable property here.

Referred to as the “action queen of Indian cinema” and “female superstar”, the 1964 born national award winning actress had played fiery leading roles in over 150 films in seven languages including Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.

At the peak of her career, she was said to have commanded a price higher than those of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Tamil superstar Rajnikant and Telugu actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi.

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