Tamil actor Shaam, 11 others arrested for gambling by Chennai police
Mumbai : Tamil actor Shaam along with 11 others were arrested on Monday night under the Gambling Act from the actor's apartment complex in the Nungambakkam area in Chennai during a surprise check by the police.
Reports state that game boards, tokens, and cash worth lakhs of rupees were seized by the Chennai Police during the raid on Shaam's home.
According to the Chennai police, other popular Tamil actors would visit Shaam's home frequently to indulge in gambling activities, however, no other individual from Kollywood was arrested along with Shaam.
"Actor Shaam has been arrested along with 11 others. We are investigating the modus operandi over the use of tokens. A few other actors also frequent this apartment complex to gamble. But on Monday, they were not there," a police official was quoted saying.
It may be mentioned here that the raid was conducted just a day after a final-year undergraduate student killed himself due to losing money in an online game.
On the work front, Shaam had made his debut in Kollywood with 12B in 2001 and later went on to star in Telugu cinema with films like Kick and Race Gurram. Shaam is currently awaiting the release of his long-delayed Tamil film, Party.