Chennai film producer and director B Ashok Kumar commits suicide

Chennai film producer cum director B Ashok Kumar had allegedly committed suicide in his home at Alwarthirunagar on Tuesday.

It was reported that B Ashok Kumar had been harassed and threatened by a financier with whom he was maintaining friendship for more than 7 years.

A case of abetment of suicide has been charged against the financier.

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B Ashok Kumar’s body has been taken to Government Royapettah Hospital for postmortem. Sreedhar Pillai, the film analyst expressed his grief over the sudden death news of B Ashok Kumar and he said that his death illustrates the plight of Tamil film Producers caught in the web of film financiers who charge surplus interest rates.

He added that no one who take finance from these financiers can escape from the clutches of this mafia unless the finance is provided by the banks.

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