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‘Oh my Kadavule,’ says realtor after losing mobile number to Vani Bhojan

A Chennai-based realtor has found himself waking up to a flurry of calls with weird requests after the Vani Bhojan gave the realtor’s number as hers to the protagonist in her new film

Published: 11th March 2020

In a bizarre incident, a Chennai-based realtor has found himself waking up to a flurry of calls with weird requests. A resident of Vyasarpadi has been receiving continuous calls from unknown men asking for actor Vani Bhojan after his number was allegedly used in the recently released Tamil movie, Oh my Kadavule.

Boobalan, a real-estate businessman from Bharathiyar Nagar, lodged a police complaint against the director of the film. Oh my Kadavule also stars Ritika Singh and Ashok Selvan and is directed by Ashwath Marimuthu. In a scene in the movie, Vani, who plays a character named Meera, gives out a mobile number to the protagonist, which happens to be Boobalan’s.

Boobalan said he has been using the number for 19 years now. “Since the first show of the movie, I have been receiving phone calls from men asking if it was really Vani Bhojan’s number. Several men send flirty messages. When I tell them that it is not Vani Bhojan’s number and not to disturb me again, they use abusive language,” he said.

People also call asking if he is a “pimp” for the actor. “Initially I did not know what was happening until my friends explained it to me,” said Boobalan, who has been receiving around 100 calls every day and is afraid to pick up calls from unknown numbers. “My business has taken a hit for the past one month as I have been avoiding calls and some of my clients are angry with me. Every time my phone rings, my blood pressure increases,” he added.

On Tuesday, Boobalan lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crime division in the Chennai city Police Commissioner’s office and was directed to register a complaint at the Vyasarpadi police station. “I am going to file a petition in court against the director for using my number without my consent,” he said. 

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