On Tuesday, Vinayakan called the police to his house in Kochi to resolve some issues with his wife
Malayalam actor Vinayakan, known for his role in Jailer and who will be seen next in Vikram's upcoming film Dhruva Natchathiram, was reportedly arrested by the Kerala police on Tuesday. As per reports, he had allegedly caused a ruckus at the Ernakulam Town North Police Station that evening. After the said incident, police summoned him due to reported disturbances at his apartment.
Vinayakan creates ruckus under the influence of alcohol
The commotion between the actor and the cops led to his arrest at the police station, as confirmed by a senior police officer. Vinayakan, who seemed to be under the influence of alcohol, was subsequently taken to a nearby hospital in Kochi for a mandatory medical examination, as stated by the officer. The police eventually released him on bail, following the examination procedures.
When asked about the reason for his arrest, the actor told the media, “I came to file a complaint. Please ask the police why I was brought here (hospital).” A police officer, however, revealed that the arrest was a result of the actor creating a ruckus at the police station while under the influence of alcohol. It was also revealed that earlier in the day, the police had been called to Vinayakan's apartment by the actor himself to resolve certain issues with his wife.
Thrikkakara MLA slams authorities for actor's bail
Uma Thomas, Thrikkakara MLA, has said that the authorities should not have released the actor on bail so quickly. In her latest Facebook post, the MLA wrote that in spite of abusing the police officers, the actor is being supported by people within the Communist Party.
The Jailer actor's other controversies
In the past, the Jailer actor has been involved in controversies, such as a statement he made during a press conference in which he suggested that if requesting sexual favours from someone was considered a part of the #MeToo movement, then he had engaged in such behaviour. He went on to add that if he wanted a sexual relationship, he would make the request in a straightforward manner. While doing this, he pointed towards a female journalist.
In his statement, he said, "Why is a huge offence being reduced to something in the name of #MeToo? According to Indian law, it's a heinous crime. Isn't #MeToo about cases involving physical and emotional abuse? I haven't mistreated anyone in such a manner. Vinayakan would never engage in such behaviour. If you're accusing me under the #MeToo movement, I want to emphasise that I have not been involved in any such actions."
Vinayakan’s upcoming projects
The actor, who garnered critical acclaim for his performance in Jailer as Varman, will be seen next in Vikram and director Gautham Vasudev Menon's upcoming Tamil spy thriller, Dhruva Natchathiram. The film is slated to be released in theatres on November 24.