Vishal had recently questioned Producers Council President 'Kalaipuli' S Thanu, why he has been constantly ignoring the ongoing piracy issue in the state of Tamil Nadu.
"Baffled n puzzled y #dhanu sir pres of prod council doesn't wanna take action on concernd theatres caught regd piracy. but Wil nt stop dis fite against piracy. Wil continue til v get justice. hope the prod council comes wit an explanation regd this. pathetic state (sic)," Vishal had posted on his Twitter page.
Speaking to Times of India, Thanu has said, "Vishal is new to his responsibilities in the Nadigar Sangam. He has to gain experience and patience to understand the system. First, we need a written complaint and then we have to meet the committee members, discuss with them and then meet the government officials. Then we need to file a complaint with the police. Everything cannot be done overnight, it will take its own course of time.
Tamil film industry has been facing this pirated DVDs problem for the last 25 years and the problem still awaits a solution. So, Vishal by this time, should know the hardships involved in this and how many people have to cooperate for it all to come together and action to be taken. I am surprised that knowing all this, Vishal is still blaming me alone. I will consider Vishal's idea of taking immediate action and I will work towards it. But for it all, Vishal will have to wait."
The Sandakozhi actor in his counter-response to the leading daily has said, "We found out from which theatre the pirated copies are being sent out. Having known this, why is the Producers Council not taking action against the theatre immediately? Tell me why not? Why are we waiting is what I am asking. If we wait, then more films will be copied and the producers will be affected. Immediate action is what we need at the moment."
Recently, a theatre in Bengaluru was found guilty of allowing few miscreants to illegally record Suriya's sci-fi thriller 24.