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New Controversy: Producers Council Warns Vishal, Demands An Apology For Actor's Remarks

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Vishal has yet again landed himself in the soup for his alleged derogatory remarks against the Tamil Film Producers Council (TFPC), according to a report.

It is said that the Aambala actor, in one of his recent interviews, blamed the Producers Council for not acting against some of the burning issues like piracy among others, which results in producers facing a huge loss.

Is It Producers Council After Nadigar Sangam?

Vishal has further said that, should the situation extend, and he will contest in the upcoming Producers Council elections in January 2017. The Council is currently headed by Kabali producer 'Kalaipuli' S Thanu.

Flak Against His Comments

Many producers have expressed their disappointment over Vishal's comments and have reportedly sought an apology from the actor within a week's time, failing which they have threatened him with dire consequences.

The Consequences

Should Vishal fail to regret over his comments, none of his upcoming movies will be supported by the Producers Council with Kaththi Sandai, which is scheduled for a Diwali release, being an exception, it is said.

TFPC's Resolution

In an attempt to relieve the plight of producers, TFPC has reportedly resolved to make some changes. It is said that actors and technicians earning more than 50 Lakhs will have to give up 30 percent of their salary!

Slash In Remuneration

Reducing the remuneration of actors and technicians, earning more than 50 Lakhs, by 30 percent will help curb the rising cost of production, thus assuring producers of a safe investment.

Vishal's Take

When contacted Vishal, he has said he neither receive any formal letter nor information regarding the Council's new resolution. "I will tell my point of view when I receive the letter", Vishal said. 

Vishal Vs Thanu

It is worth mentioning that Vishal and President of Producers Council 'Kalaipuli' S Thanu, had recently exchanged a few verbal blows regarding the piracy issue that's been plaguing Tamil cinema for quite sometime now.

Happy Ending For Vishal?

With Vishal stating that he may contest the upcoming Producers Council elections, chances are that he might go on to rule two of the most powerful organizations of Tamil cinema; Actors' Association (Nadigar Sangam) & TFPC.

When asked why only producers end up losing their money while actors and other technicians walk away with their wallets full, in case the movie in question doesn't do well at the box office, Vishal has said it is Producers Council which has to be blamed.

According to the actor-producer, the Council has failed to discuss issues such as piracy, DTH rights to enhance producers' revenue, releasing official DVDs after two weeks from the film's release among others.

"If someone says a hero owes Rs 50 lakh to me and please mediate, immediately they will assemble and enjoying Bonda and Bajji, they would discuss," he has said, adding that the Council needs a new team for Tamil cinema to prosper.

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