Veteran actress Jaya Prada has landed in legal trouble. According to reports, she has been sentenced to six-month imprisonment by the Egmore Court in Chennai. Jaya was also asked to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 in connection to a petition filed by the employees of a theatre owned by her in Rayapeta, Chennai. While it is owned by her, the cinema hall is run by localites named Ram Kumar and Raja Babu. Even they were found guilty of not paying the ESI money to workers of the theatre.
According to reports, the issue started with the management of the cinema hall being unable to pay the ESI and as a result, they approached the Chennai court. Reportedly, Jaya had promised to clear their dues and appealed to the court to dismiss the matter. The theatre in concern has been shut down. The ESI deducted from their salaries wasn`t paid. Apparently, the employees claimed that it wasn`t even paid to the Government Insurance Corporation.
As per reports, The Labour Government Insurance Corporation filed a case against her despite her appeal. Adding to her trouble, the court refused her appeal and imposed a fine and imprisonment. Jaya`s legal team is yet to issue a notice on this in the media.
Jaya Prada is a prominent yesteryear actress with an illustrious career in Hindi and Telugu films. Proactive in the `70s, `80s and early `90s, she rose to fame with Sargam in 1979. Apart from this, she has acted in films like Kaamchor (1982), Tohfa (1984), Sharaabi (1984), Maqsad (1984), Sanjog (1985), Aakhree Raasta (1986), Elaan-E-Jung (1989), Aaj Ka Arjun (1990), Thanedaar (1990), Maa (1991) and several other projects.
At the peak of her career, Jaya ventured into politics by quitting her film career. She joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1994. Later, she was appointed as a Rajya Sabha MP and then a Lok Sabha MP. In 2019, she went to Bharatiya Janata Party. Her previous film as an actor was Suvarna Sundari in 2019. It was a Telugu language film. In 2013, she starred in the Hindi film Rajjo.