KOLLAM: A young Malayalam film producer committed suicide by hanging himself in his house on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Ajay Krishnan, 29, of ‘Devikripa’, Manayilkulangara, Thirumullavaram, here.
His debut film as a producer, ‘Avarude Ravukal’ - starring Asif Ali, Unni Mukundan, Aju Varghese, Vinay Fort, Honey Rose, Lena and others - under the banner Ajay Entertainment was due to be released.
“Preliminary investigation points that he was in a dejected state for the past two days. He was depressed after watching the preview of ‘Avarude Ravukal’ in Kochi.
“He was concerned over the success of the film at the box office. He had also shared his concern with his parents. It seems that the film cost him `4 crore and he was facing financial crisis. This might have forced him to take the extreme step,” said an official with the Kollam West Police Station.
According to police officials, Ajay’s father Radhakrishnan Pillai and his mother Jayakumari were at home at the time of the incident. He has a sister, who is married and is staying abroad.
The body has been handed over to the relatives after conducting post-mortem examination at the District Hospital.
Ajay had also played a small role in the Prithviraj-starrer ‘Memories’. ‘Avarude Ravukal’ is written and directed by Shanil Muhammad, one of the directors of ‘Philips and the Monkey Pen’.