CHENNAI: Two men were arrested on Friday for pestering an actress to engage in prostitution.
Jayalakshmi, a TV serial and cinema actor, lodged a complaint with police last week after the men allegedly continued to disturb her, despite she ignoring their messages through social media.
“Last month, she received messages from an anonymous person claiming that they are running a ‘relationship link’ site, asking her to register herself as they have clients only with high-profile people and it is safe. The message also stated that she could earn Rs 50,000 to Rs 3 lakh per day. Jayalakshmi ignored the message and blocked the number,” said a police officer.
But two days later, she received similar messages from another number and subsequently, she lodged a complaint with the city police last week. On Friday, the Anti-Vice Squad traced and arrested Muruga Perumal and Kaviarasan. The accused have been remanded in judicial custody.
Explaining their modus operandi, a police officer said, “They would get personal numbers of actresses and try to persuade them into prostitution for their high-profile clients. They mainly target actresses playing supporting roles, assuming that they would be more amenable to their offers of large sums.”