By: Settu Shankar
Thursday, August 23, 2007
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 and Vijayakanth.