Political activists and film personality Seeman has hit back at the fringe groups, which expressed its unhappiness over him for not raising his voice against Vijay's Kaththi. The protesters are demanding a ban on the Tamil movie for collaborating with Lyca Productions, which, for them, has business links with the President of Sri Lankan government.
Seeman has now raised questions over the timing of the protests, the motive behind the dharna and whether the ban demand by the fringe groups are justified. He claims that he has participated in endless protests and there is no need for him to prove his credentials to such groups. He says that Karuna is the producer of the movie and he has teamed up with Lyca for monetary reasons.
The political activist adds that he would have asked Vijay, AR Murugadoss and Karuna not to team up with Lyca if the project was in the initial stages. Now, the movie is heading towards completion and calling for a ban will affect all the people, who are involved in the making. Seeman says that if Vijay was not in the cast, these people would not have bothered to protest.
Vijay's Kaththi is in the center of controversy. The movie has irked several Tamil groups, which believe that the investment on the movie has been made by the close aides of Mahinda Rajapaksha, the Sri Lankan President.
The people of the state are angry over Rajapaksa's alleged role in human rights violations against Tamil civilians during the war against the LTTE in the island nation. Hence, the protests are being held by several groups accusing the Kaththi makers of having links with the Sri Lankan President.