Actor Vijaykanth has filed a complaint with Tamil Film Producers
Council against producer A.M. Rathnam for not paying him a sum of
Rs.85 lakhs for acting in his movie Dharmapuri.
Dharmapuri was released last Pongal after facing financial
doldrums, but failed to turn profitable. At that time, Rathnam had
only paid a part of the salary to the actor and he had assured him
to give the remaining amount at the time of the release of his next
film. But it was alleged that that the producer is making every
effort to release his film Bheema without settling his
dues with Vijaykanth.
In his complaint, Vijaykanth had alleged that the producer had
promised him to pay the money before the release of
Bheema. Since Bheema is getting ready for
release, several attempts to approach A.M. Rathnam to collect the
dues have failed. Hence, he has requested the producers' council to
collect the same from the producer.
After receiving the complaint, the president of Producer's
Council Rama Narayanan has enquired about the details with Rathnam