Thiruvananthapuram: Ajay Krishnan, a Malayalam film producer, committed suicide at his residence in Thirumullavaram Kollam in Kerala on Saturday.
Avarude Ravukal’ starring Asif Ali, Unni Mukundan, Aju Varghese, Vinay Fort, Honey Rose, Lena and others – under the banner Ajay Entertainment was his debut film as a producer. However, he was depressed after watching the preview of the film in Kochi.
A report published by The Indian Express quoted an unidentified police source which mentioned,“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 Rs 4 crore and he was facing financial crisis. This might have forced him to take the extreme step.”
The daily also reported that Ajay’s parents, Radhakrishnan Pillai and Jayakumari, were at home at the time of the incident. Krishnan had earlier essayed several small roles in TV serials and movies, including in the Prithviraj-starrer Memories.
The film stars actors Asif Ali, Unni Mukundan, Aju Varghese, Vinay Fort, Honey Rose and Lena. Shanil Muhammad, who co-directed Philips and the Monkey Pen, has written as well as directed Avarude Ravukal.
A post-mortem was conducted at the District hospital after which the body was handed over to the relatives for final rites.