Well-known Malayalam filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan was arrested following a complaint filed by actress Manju Warrier on charges of blackmailing her and maligning her reputation via social media, police said. Minutes before the policemen took him into custody based on the actress' complaint, the director appeared on Facebook live claiming that his life was at risk and some people were forcibly trying to take him away. However, setting aside his resistance, the policemen took him into custody and took him to Kochi. Police later confirmed that the 'Sexi Durga' filmmaker was arrested but they did not divulge details about the charges slapped against him. The filmmaker recently penned a series of Facebook posts claiming that the actress's life was in danger and she was under the control of certain people with vested interests.