Vishal, president of Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC), is in news, yet again, for all the wrong reasons. On Wednesday, a group of 300 film producers flocked to the TFPC offices in Chennai and locked them, while demanding Vishal’s resignation. The group, led by AL Azhagappan, accused Vishal of misappropriation of the council’s funds, and also indulging in criminal activities.
Speaking to the press, Azhagappan said, “When he became the president, Vishal promised certain things to the members of TFPC. Those promises have not been fulfilled. He has also engaged in a lot of criminal activities.” Apparently, what irked the producers even more is that Vishal had rented out a new office space, which is costing the producers’ council a bomb, apart from not convening regular meetings to sort things out between the producers.
These latest developments have come at a time when Vishal and the office bearers of TFPC are under immense pressure for relaxing the rules for film releases, especially for Pongal. In the past, each producer had to take an approval from the council to release their film on a particular date; however, for Pongal, the council gave all the producers a free hand to release their films, and this has led to a major clash for theatres. It remains to be seen how Vishal is going to handle this latest crisis.
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