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Swami Nithyananda, Actress Ranjitha Take on Sun TV, Nakeeran

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Chennai, Jul 13: Has Nithyananda's time finally come? Well, only time will tell that, but Swami Nithyananda whose image has been tarnished by his exposure in alleged 'sexual' scenes with actress Ranjitha by Sun TV, has now filed a case against the channel and Nakeeran Tamil magazine, almost more than a year after the incident.

The Nithyananda episode had made headlines not only nationally, but also at the international level.

For the first time, after the incident, Swami Nithyananda and Ranjitha came together at a press conference at Chennai on Wedensday July 13.

Nithyananda accused Sun TV and Nakeeran of extortion and land grabbing. Clad in white dhoti and wearing a turban and a white shawl, Swami Nithyananda said that the video images were morphed by Sun TV, and that the bedroom shown in the clip is not his.

But he was flooded by a number of questions by the mediamen - why did he take one year to come up with the charges, being the main one.

He calmly replied that he was scared for his and his devotees' lives.

It is widely assumed that since Maran is out of power, and DMK is on the receiving end, and also because the state government is changed, it is a different situation now, and reportedly Nithyananda is trying to go on a 'damage control' mode by coming into the limelight again.

On July 7, Nithyananda's aide, Dhyanapeetam's Nityasarvananda sought action against both of them, for letting their Sun TV staff to "trespass" into their ashram at various places and allegedly assaulting the inmates. He addressed a press conference in Bangalore on Jul 7.

Today, Nithyananda also said, "A man who called himself Sridhar claiming to be a representative of Sun TV and Nakeeran, was acting as the mediator. He also accused Sun Pictures COO Hansraj Saxena, who is now in prison in connection with a cheating case. Saxena threatened us on the phone and his assistant Ayyapan did it directly."

It may be recalled that in March 2010 Nithyananda's 'sex' video had been widely telecast, and subsiquently he was arrested in Himachal Pradesh.

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  • sathish, dubai

    Thu, Jul 28 2011

    As long as Nithyananda , think's the whole world is full of fool's . he can say whatever nonsense.
    I still wonder , how come people still belive him.. it's is mad world ..really

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  • Ifaremi, America

    Mon, Jul 25 2011

    It is horrible the way that they are treating Swami, They should all be ashamed of themselves. This man is an amazing teacher a gift to us from the universe. I pray that he can rise above all of the hate and hypocrisy and continue to do the good work. People all around the world LOVE this man he has changed so many lives. He does not deserve to be treated in such a mannner.

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  • Jhon, Che

    Fri, Jul 22 2011

    Could you send that video..

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  • priya, hyderabad

    Wed, Jul 20 2011

    God have no eyes who is cheating on gods name.
    Poor people are dying and these idiots on slleeeping on the money

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  • Ganesh, Mangaladevi, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 15 2011

    Poor people are dying, but 3rd class people are making ? Dear God open ur eyes give strong punishment so they can remember before they fool people.

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  • Dave, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 15 2011

    Forget about FSL report which had been presented to the court.  What Nithya & Ranjita stated in their interviews were seen by me, contact Kannada channels-they will air them again unless courts bar them from doing so.

    Now again don't claim even those interviews were morphed by media, & I nver watch Udaya group channels. If TV9 & Suvarna 24x7 credibility is in doubt don't believe anybody but adore the Swamy-I don't have any grouse against him or Ranjita.

    For your info-I have the whole clipping which TV channels didn't broadcast( as its watched by all) I'll send it,if u give me your e mail i.d.If u watch it & then comment he is innocent so be it.

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  • Louis D'Souza, Udupi/Kuwait

    Thu, Jul 14 2011

    Both look very cute, by the way which one is Nithyananda? on right or left?

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  • Diwakar, Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 14 2011

    This is rediculous.. In one of the media he was mentioning some missionaries job and now tells Sun TV and Nakkeran.. Later sometime you may find gowdas or appas job.. Let his enjoy his unmarried life with govt gifted land can have touch therapy by anyone for any parts of his body so long V HP Signals organisations and similar groups supports. Sad thing is this is also a part of our culture. We claim to be developed nation but our societies need to develop a lot. Condemn and stop this person, Kanchi and many other who are in sex scandals from religious work. In every caste in Hinduism since there is no reporting system of the swamijis whatever they do is not questionable. At least in Buddism there is a possibility of Dalai lamas intervention.

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  • Sophia, Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 14 2011

    Mr Dave, FSL never made any statement of authenticity. It was CID who spoke for them and claimed they had authenticated the video.

    It is very sad to see that viewers would accept such a pixelated, frame-jumping, in/out of focus piece of junk as "authentic". It seems that many people simply swallow whatever they are told they are seeing, without any individual examination. Apparently the media mafia counts on that.

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  • jk, chennai

    Wed, Jul 13 2011

    all your statements are incorrect. The FSL report has not proved 'anything'. Infact, most FSL reports in India cannot stand in court. Ranjitha NEVER stated that she was in the video. Nor did Nithyananda state he was doing 'therapy'. Do not put false news unless you can categorically validate them.

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  • nelson, karkala

    Wed, Jul 13 2011

    @Dave...well said indeed..about kamaswami...

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  • manch, BLR

    Wed, Jul 13 2011

    Yes, it is a Gool Maal but not the way you have been made to think by media mafia. Whole world has also heard morphed tape of Bhushan's (of Anna Hazare's team) after they were released by Amar singh with direct support of Congress to the Media. Even a national forensic lab gave it a certificate of authenticity within 12 hours to one political editor of Hindustan Times (Mr. Sharma, a congress man in disguise). Later only because of people constant focus and some brave media reporters, the truth of morphing came out.
    In Swami Nithyananda's morphed vedio case the perpetuators were media mafia led by powerful SUN TV. Their media blitzkrieg and goon power had left common man with knowledge of false version and vedio of the incident. I don't blame you my friend, you are also a victim of this false campaign my media mafia. If you don't believe it just look at what mess Murdoch's media mafia created in UK few days back!

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  • Mr R Sequeira, Mangalore/UK

    Wed, Jul 13 2011

    Gol maal hai bhai gol maal hai....
    The entire world has seen the video clippings, but where is the report from the Forensic Sciences Laboratory? Amma is trying to bet some polotical mileage out of this and our "dedicated devotees" will certainly believe that Shrimaan Nithya Ananda Swami was innocent and was "just recieving" the "services" offered by the actress.
    Jai hoooooo.....

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  • Dave, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 13 2011

    Forensic Lab Tests had proved beyond any doubt that-no images or scenes were morphed or added & these two people were the same acting in the video as well.

    Ranjita had clearly stated in an live interview-that the woman in the video was she, but later acts were not hers.

    Nithyananda had claimed first they were not his-then after coming out of jail he stated he was giving "Touch Therapy" to his disciple.

    Now they think peoples memory is short & try to get sympathy from his adrdent disciples who still are tagging behind him.

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