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A Illayathalapathy Vijay's movie seems to be in trouble again. His latest movie Kaththi has come under the scrutiny of a few Tamil groups and the fears of ban on a movie has returned again among cine goers.
A section of people believe that the investment for Kaththi has come from Lyca Productions owned by Subaskaran Allirajah. He is allegedly close aide of Srilankan President Mahendra Rajapakshe, who is hated by Tamilians across the globe for his role in mass murders of Tamils in the island nation.
It is said that Rajapakshe has shares in Lyca productions. The Tamil groups in the state are protesting over this connection. Even though Karunamoorthi of Ayngaran International gave a clarification on the issue, people are not satisfied with his explanation.
In a press release, he had said, "We are a very respected company and have been in the business of cinema for over two decades and distributed nearly 2000 Tamil films in the foreign market. As far as Kaththi is concerned Lyca Productions is funding us. Lyca communications is a multinational that have operations in India and Sri Lanka." Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
The press release adds, "They also run a foundation which helps Tamils in Sri Lanka affected by the civil war. All these wild rumours that we are being funded by Sri Lankan government is baseless."
Groups Want A Ban
The groups have ignored this statement and are now protesting against the makers of the movie. They also want a ban on the movie.
Politics And Cinema Go Hand-In-Hand
The fans of Vijay are now worried because such small protests could soon become a major issue in Tamil Nadu as politics and cinema go hand-in-hand in Kollywood.
The memories of Thalaivaa are still fresh in the minds of audience. The AL Vijay directorial movie was unofficially banned for the reasons best known to theatre owners.
The fans of Vijay just hope that such Thalaivaa episode would not repeat again for the Illayathalapathy.