Pling movie – Pling movie producer speaks against Rahul Pashupalan and Reshmi R Nair
A producer has rejected the excuse that Rahul Pashupalan and Resmi R. Nair, who were arrested for alleged immoral trafficking, tried their hand at itnbecause of losses incurred from a film they were making.The producer of the planned film ‘Pling’, Manoj K Sridhar, who is a prominent businessman in Kochi, said that if there were any financial difficulties associated with the making of the film, it should have affected him more than anyone else. He also said that he had paid the husband and wife duo more than enough as part of the project. He was speaking to Manorama Online about his association with the Rahul and Resmi.Manoj and his wife Rehna Fathima met the duo during the Kiss of Love campaign in which they were actively involved. They came together on common ideals and decided to make a film based on their view of the world. Rahul claimed that he had been assistant director in four recent films and so it was finalised that Manoj would produce the movie, while Rahul would direct it. It was only revealed later that Rahul knew nothing about making movies, Manoj said. While Resmi claimed that she could write scripts for movies, she was soon found to be incompetent at it.Manoj claimed that he and his wife sold their property for Rs80 lakh in order to make the movie. The budget, which was initially Rs 80 lakh was soon ramped up to Rs 1.5 crore by Pashupalan.
When funding for the film reached an impasse, Resmi suggested blackmailing prominent people in the society. Manoj considered it to be a joke at first. Meanwhile, Rahul kept extracting money from Manoj and got him to pay for his flat rent, home appliances and a car, Manoj claimed. The work on the film, however, reached nowhere.Even though the two were educated, Rahul and Resmi were unemployed. While Resmi used to escort expatriates to resorts and was busy with modelling, Rahul was an IT professional. When things began to look suspicious, Manoj started observing them.Manoj also alleged that Rahul and Resmi advertised themselves through negative marketing and exploited the Kiss of Love campaign for their own advantage. Manoj alleged that Rahul had close to 20 Facebook profiles which he used to increase hits on Resmi’s Facebook page. He also took vengeance on those who opposed them by using Facebook in dubious ways.