Illayathalapathy Vijay is not seen much in public after Thalaivaa mess up. The actor was reportedly disappointed after the incidents halted the release of his last movie in Tamil Nadu. Irked by the developments, he is set to boycott the Indian Cinema's Centenary Celebrations, which will be held in Chennai between September 21 and 24.
According to sources, Illayathalapathy Vijay is yet to come out from the dark episode. The actor, who had faced similar kind of troubles during his earlier release Kaavalan in 2010, is unhappy and not in a mood to attend the function. Reports say that he is angry because his own people snubbed him during the Thalaivaa release and no men in the industry stood by him when needed.
Thalaivaa was banned in Tamil Nadu for some unknown reasons. Though it was not an official ban like Kamal Hassan's Vishwaroopam, theatres in the state backed out from screening after getting a bomb threat letters from a mysterious group. The Tamil movie was released worldwide, but in Vijay's own territory it was delayed.
The incident has upset Vijay and he is now ready to show his anger in the form of skipping the event. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Meanwhile, people are eagerly waiting to see whether Kamal Hassan would make it to the prestigious event. He had also faced such situation earlier this year when the state government banned his Vishwaroopam after a few Muslim groups protested claiming that the movie projects their community in a bad taste.
However, the stage for the centenary function is getting ready. The big names like Rajinikanth, Ajith Kumar, Vikram, Surya, K Balachander, Mani Rathnam and many others from Kollywood are getting ready to grace the event.
Telugu film industry consisting of Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Ram Charan Teja, Pawan Kalyan, Prabhas along with Kannada and Malayalam stars like Sudeep, Shivaraj Kumar, Upendra, Puneet Rajkumar, Ambareesh, Mohanlal, Mammootty and others are expected to attend the function.
Photo: South Bigwigs
On the other end, the Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday (September 18) handed over a cheque of Rs 10 crore to members of the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce as part of its contribution towards staging the centenary celebrations of Indian cinema in the city.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa presented the cheque to the members of Chamber, who called on her to request her to inaugurate the four day event scheduled to begin from September 21, official sources said.
Photo: South Stars Captured Together
A host of dignitaries, including members of SIFCC, Federation of Film Employees Association, Tamil Film Producers' Council and South Indian Artists Association called on Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat.
The members also invited her to participate in the valedictory function on September 24, which President Pranab Mukherjee is likely to attend. Commemorating the centenary celebrations, a host of events have been organised across the city.