CHENNAI: The city police on Tuesday arrested a Malayalam actress and two others on charges of forgery to obtain US visa through the US Consulate, Chennai.
Police are also on the look out for two others, including a film producer for aiding the forgery.
The Malayalam actress Neethu Krishna Vasu (27) appeared for her visa interview at the US Consulate when one of the officials became suspicious about the invitation for her services at a wedding that she submitted for the visa.
The invitation was in support of her services - to perform a dance program as part of the marriage festivities in the US.
A scrutiny of the document showed the wedding invitation was a fake and that no such event was scheduled as claimed in the application and as well as in the invitation.
The consular security officers detained her along with Justin Thomas (35), of Ernakulam and P Subash (38), from Allappey, who accompanied her.
Further questioning showed that one Raju, whom Neethu Krishna claimed was a film producer in Andhra Pradesh, and one Kunjumon, approached her to grace the wedding parties in the US where the presence of tinsel screen actor was an added attraction besides being a status symbol.
She told the officials that she gave Raju `2 lakh for processing the visa and was told by him to appear for the visa interview. "He told me that he has fixed my programme in a marriage celebration in the US and I believed him," she said.
The three were handed over to Royapettah Police who registered a case of forgery and cheating. They were remanded to judicial custody.