Subaskaran Allirajah | Photo: www.facebook.com/LycaProductions
Chennai: Officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday held searches at the premises of film production company Lyca, police sources said. Searches were being held in different locations in the city, sources said without divulging details. There was no immediate response from the production company regarding the raids.
Lyca Productions, established by Subaskaran Allirajah in 2014, has been involved in the production and distribution of numerous South Indian films such as 'Ponniyin Selvan', 'Kaththi', 'Kolamaavu Kokila', 'Kaappaan', '2.0' among others. The raids comes amidst the huge box success of Mani Ratnam's latest release 'Ponniyin Selvan 2'.
Based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's popular 1955 Tamil novels of the same name, the "Ponniyin Selvan" film series chronicles the story of the early days of Arulmozhivarman, played by Jayam Ravi, one of the most powerful kings in the south who went on to become the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I.
Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Trisha, Sobhita Dhulipala and Prakash Raj also round out the cast of the lavishly mounted franchise.
The first part of "Ponniyin Selvan", co-produced by Madras Talkies and A Subaskaran's Lyca Productions, released last September.
With PTI inputs