Vijay was once criticised by some producers and theatre owners when a series of his movies bombed at the Box Office. The powerful Tamil Nadu Theatre Owners' Association went a step ahead to demand a compensation for the losses occurred due to poor performance of his films. And also they had threatened to boycott his movies if he fails to bare the losses. Now, his unique gesture would silence his detractors for a while.
The Illayathalapathy, on Thursday (December 19), decided to thank his producers in a never-heard way. He paid Rs 5 lakhs each for the producers M Rajaram (Vasantha Vaasal), Soundarapandian (Rajavin Parvayile), CV Rajendran (Once More), Balaji Prabhu, the son of producer M Bhaskar and a few others. (Click the below-image to see the press meet pics)
Speaking at the function, Vijay said that he wanted to do this act in private but his PR, Selvakumar forced him to do it in public. He explained that people would wonder why now instead of doing it earlier but the answer is that there is no time bound for doing good things and the thought of donating occurred him now, claimed the Illayathalapathy.
Justifying his act, Vijay said that actors and technicians just put their efforts into a project but the producer invests all his hard-earned money on the movie. The actor, who is gearing up for the release of his much-hyped Jilla, ended on the note that success gives happiness but failures give experience.