A court in Hyderabad sentenced actor Mohan Babu for one year jail in a cheque bounce case from 2010. After the shoot of Saleem, Mohan Babu issued a cheque of Rs 41.75 lakhs to director YVS Chowdary which bounced. The director attempted to meet and recover his remuneration from Mohan Babu but failed. The court after an investigation sentenced one year for Mohan Babu.
The actor applied for bail and he has been granted bail immediately. The court asked Mohan Babu to pay Rs 41.75 lakhs at the earliest. Saleem was directed by YVS Chowdary and it featured Mohan Babu, Vishnu, Ileana in the lead roles. The film is produced by Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures banner. The film released in 2010 and ended up as a disaster.