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Bollywood actor Prashant Narayanan jailed in cheating case

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Bollywood actor Prashant Narayanan has been arrested and is in jail following his alleged involvement in a cheating case, according to a report.

Kerala Police Inspector A Prathap, who arrested the 50-year-old Kerala-born actor and his Bengali wife Shona from Mumbai, said both of them were in judicial custody.

"The case pertains to cheating. The complainant is Thomas Panicker, who was the producer of a Malayalam film, in which Narayanan acted in 2017. After the film the two became close and Panicker was told that his wife's father had a company in Mumbai and if he invested in it, he would be made a director. Panicker invested Rs1.20 crores (BD62,573) and after that, he came to know he was cheated. He then filed the complaint," said Prathap.

Prathap and a seven-member Kerala Police team reached Mumbai and after surveillance for three days nabbed the couple and took them to Kerala on a transit warrant.

A court in the southern Indian state granted the judicial remand of the couple till September 20.

Narayanan has acted in over 50 films, mostly in Hindi and south Indian languages, including Malayalam. Among the prominent films include "Shadows of Time", "Murder 2" and "Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II".

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