Earlier we had informed that there was a complaint lodged against actor Vijay Sethupathi at the producer's council from Studio 9 production company accusing him of backing out of a movie after having received the advance for the same.
Studio 9 took an extreme step by informing everyone that the production company will be closed as they couldn't make up for the losses that was incurred to them by Vijay Sethupathi. The press release statement by Studio 9 is mentioned below:
"As u all know, Studio 9 was the backbone of quality movies like Salim, Thanga Meengal, Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara, Soodhu Kavvum, Paradesi, etc. We have Mahabalipuram, Aaah in our line up. Though we were successful, we have received a heavy loss because of Vijay Sethupathi who agreed to make a movie (Vasanthakumaran )for us but didn't. He has even taken an advance payment for the movie, but is neither giving his dates nor responding properly for our calls. This has been the case for the past 1.5 years. We have helped his movies Soodhu Kavum and Idharkuthane Aasaipatai Balakumara to achieve big time. And what he is doing to us is really disheartening. In lieu of the financial loss just because of this we have decided to stop all our works related to cinema. Mahabalipuram will not be released. And all other productional works are put to an end. We QUIT."
Soon after this news went viral, Vijay Sethupathi was contacted and many questions were asked regarding the project he had walked away from. Vijay Sethupathi has in return said that he has informed everything to the South Indian Film Artistes' association and an official press release is expected soon jointly from the actors' association and Studio 9.
He also has added that the truth will emerge once the eminent personalities from both the associations have a meeting. He has also refused to speak anything about the ongoing issue till the meeting comes to an amicable end.