Vignesh (23) and Ajith Kumar (19) of Madurai had contacted Selvaraj (24) of SK Film Distributions for the fan show, according to police.
The duo had given Rs 3.8 lakh but they were given only 530 tickets and so Rs 1.16 lakh was returned to them as not enough tickets were available.
However, the duo could not sell even the 530 tickets for the fan show with many remaining unsold. So, they approached Selvaraj and demanded that he return the money for the unsold tickets.
However, Selvaraj refused to do return the money. So, the duo with the help of their friends Rajesh, Saravana Bava and Arjunan kidnapped Selvaraj in their car and threatened him of dire consequence if he refuses to return the money. In the meantime, Martin Mohanraj, working in the same film distribution company, informed police about the incident.
Police traced the car which was used for kidnapping Selvaraj and arrested the accused persons.