Palakaad: Malayalam actor Sreejith Ravi was on Thursday arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a group of students. The girl students told police in Ottapalam that Ravi had taken their photos using his mobile phone and added that he had “flashed them” while making inappropriate gestures.
Police arrested Ravi after a car registration number — which was part of the girls’ complaint, was traced back to him. The actor has however maintained that it was “not him”.
“The number of the car provided by the girls is mine. But I was not involved in any such incident. The girls might have mistakenly noted down the car’s number. If I committed the offense, the students would have told the police my name. I think children recognise me,” he was quoted as saying in reports.
Police said Ravi was arrested under Section 509 of IPC (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of women) from a film shooting location at Ottapalam here. Ravi has acted in both Malayalam and Tamil films and usually plays the villian in the movies.