In April 2010, Yuvarani won RM70,000 in damages in a defamation suit against two distributors and the publisher of popular monthly magazine Indian Movie News (IMN). She filed the civil suit in 2003 against Percetakan Kum, distributor of IMN in Peninsular Malaysia Mentakab Agency (M) Sdn Bhd, publisher Indian Movie News Publications (M) Sdn Bhd and IMN distributor in Singapore, Indian Movie News Publications P/L. The actress claimed she had been defamed by material printed and published in the Tamil language by the defendants in two issues of IMN, namely the April 1998 and August 1998 issues. She alleged that the materials published were false and done with malicious intent.
The actress was also named in the Nityananda sex scandal in March 2010 and went on to file a petition with the Chennai police commissioner requesting that the video be removed from the Internet.