A 32-year-old small time actor who turned into a burglar to finance a film in which he had dreamt of donning the lead role was arrested on Wednesday.
Police said S Senthil alias Senthil Kuberan, (32), a native of Tirunelveli, who had done minor roles in Tamil flick Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu and acting in the lead role of the upcoming movie Vidalai Pattalam, jointly-produced by the actor himself and directed by Anandan, was intercepted during a vehicle check at Vadapalani while he was returning home on Tuesday night.
So far, the actor had paid Rs 20 lakh to the film producer who hired the former to act as the hero in the upcoming movie. On Tuesday night, the actor was heading home after striking at a locked house. The actor did not have any explanation about why he was carrying jewels with him in a packet. On suspicion, he was detained and during interrogation he confessed to have indulged in burglaries and robberies to fund his dream of becoming a hero. Further investigations revealed that he was involved in 12 cases of burglaries reported in the last five years.
Police suspect that Anandan knew about Senthil’s trade and have launched a search for him. Senthil was arrested and remanded in judicial custody.