Actress Shamna Kasim, more popularly known as Poorna, recently made it to the headlines after she filed a complaint against a gang that attempted to extort money from her and her family. Reportedly, the gang approached Poorna with a marriage proposal and later, demanded a ransom and threatened to release some videos. The gang were arrested by the Maradu Police Officials who are currently investigating the case to track down two others in the gang who have been absconded. However, there were many fake reports and speculations that linked Shamna with the gang. To clear the air, Shamna Kasim herself has shared a statement on her social media page, explaining the entire course of events.

She said, “Thank you for the wonderful support my dear friends and well wishers during this ordeal. I just would like to clarify on few unreal reports in few media relating to my case. I do not know the culprit and gang who are part of this blackmailing saga hence I am pleading to all my media friends not to propagate such fake news linking me with the culprit. My family had decided to lodge a complaint because we had been cheated with fake names, fake addresses, deceitful identities with a marriage proposal that completely misled us. This eventually led to blackmail for which we decided to approach the police for legal action. We never knew and still don't know what their intentions were or are.

Currently, the Kerala police are doing an excellent job after my complaint and they have nabbed all the culprits. therefore I am requesting all my media friends not to infringe on my family's and my personal privacy rights until the investigation is over. I have complete faith and trust in our criminal justice system. I will definitely meet the media once the case is resolved. Once again, I am thanking all my dear friends and well wisher for giving me great support and peace at the most difficult time of my life, and I am hoping that through my case, my fellow sisters out there will be a little vigilant in fighting off these fraudsters. Love, Shamna Kasim (Poorna)”.

For the uninformed, Shamna Kasim aka Poorna made her debut in Tamil cinema with Bharath’s Muniyandi Vilangial Moondramandu, after which she acted in films like Kandhakottai, Thagararu, Kodiveeran, Savarakathi, Adangamaru, etc. She was last seen playing a supporting role as Samuthirakani’s wife in Suriya’s Kaappaan, directed by K.V.Anand. Check out Shamna Kasim’s official Instagram post below:


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