SINGAPORE - He played a law-breaker and a gang member in the 2011 hit movie KL Gangster.
In real life, Adi Putra may be running into problems with the law - over lewd photos and messages.
Malaysian media reported on Thursday that the Singaporean actor, now based in Kuala Lumpur, is being investigated by police over lewd photos and messages he allegedly exchanged with an unknown 30-year-old married woman.
The 32-year-old actor, who has been married to Malaysian film producer Aida Yusof, 38, since 2006, is said to have met the woman through photo-sharing app Instagram.
They started communicating via chat service WhatsApp on July 29.
According to a source quoted in a report by Malaysia's Berita Harian on Thursday, the woman's 56-year-old businessman husband got wind of the chats after he saw a picture of the actor in his wife's phone while having a meal at a restaurant at Jalan Skudai-Pontian.
The source said the husband immediately made a police report at the Skudai police station in Johor Baru.
According to the source, Adi and the woman admitted sending pictures and messages to each other, adding that they were just "having fun" and that they have never met in person.
Johor Baru North police chief Assistant Commissioner Ruslan Hassan told the New Straits Times that a police report had been lodged against a popular actor, but declined to reveal the actor's name.